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To move (one's arms, legs, head, etc.) suddenly or impulsively
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  1. To move (one's arms, legs, head, etc.) suddenly or impulsively
  2. To move suddenly and violently; rush; dash
  3. To throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast
To hit or push something with the head or horns.
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  1. To hit or push something with the head or horns.
  2. To stick out; project
  3. To move or drive headfirst
To put in a given position, condition, or situation:
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  1. To put in a given position, condition, or situation:
  2. To throw (in various senses); specif., to throw upward, lightly and easily, from the hand
  3. To throw or pitch about; fling here and there; buffet
To cause (a base runner) to advance or (a run) to score by bunting.
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  1. To cause (a base runner) to advance or (a run) to score by bunting.
  2. (Baseball) To bat (a pitched ball) by tapping it lightly so that the ball rolls slowly in front of the infielders.
  3. (Baseball) To bat (a pitched ball) lightly without swinging, so that the ball rolls slowly into the infield, usually in attempting to advance a base runner
A thick, tarlike substance obtained by distilling coal tar, used for roofing, waterproofing, and paving.
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  1. A thick, tarlike substance obtained by distilling coal tar, used for roofing, waterproofing, and paving.
  2. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
  3. To throw; cast, fling, or toss
To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
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  1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  2. To become ignited; flame up:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
  2. (Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
  3. (Euphemistic) To fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance.
To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
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  1. To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
  2. To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling:
  3. To throw, cast, fling, or hurl
(Nautical) To raise or haul up by means of a rope, line, or cable:
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  1. (Nautical) To raise or haul up by means of a rope, line, or cable:
  2. (Geology) To displace or move (a vein, lode, or stratum, for example).
  3. (Naut.) To raise, haul, pull, move, etc. by pulling with a rope or cable
To lob a ball
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  1. To lob a ball
  2. To hit, throw, or propel in a high arc:
  3. To move heavily or clumsily.
To add an enlivening or altering element to:
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  1. To add an enlivening or altering element to:
  2. To splash; bespatter:
  3. To drink hastily. Often used with down :
To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
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  1. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
  2. (Nautical) To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
  3. To cause (a newly built vessel) to slide from the land into the water; set afloat
To throw with a quick, short movement; pitch; toss
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  1. To throw with a quick, short movement; pitch; toss
  2. To pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
  3. To throw or toss:
To meet or strike with or as if with the force of a rapidly rolling object.
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  1. To meet or strike with or as if with the force of a rapidly rolling object.
  2. To hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch toward the batsman at the other, keeping the arm straight throughout the delivery.
  3. To move quickly and smoothly by or as if by rolling:
To let fall; drop:
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  1. To let fall; drop:
  2. To give birth to prematurely:
  3. (Naut.) To cast a ship
To cause to move with great force or violence:
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  1. To cause to move with great force or violence:
  2. To move with force or violence; rush
  3. To cast down; overthrow
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To kick or hit a projectile with great force.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To kick or hit a projectile with great force.
To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
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  1. To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
  2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
  3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
(Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
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  1. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
  2. To give or hand over; transfer
  3. To give forth or produce:
To push, jostle, or shove with the elbow:
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  1. To push, jostle, or shove with the elbow:
  2. To form an angle
  3. To open up (a means of passage, for example) by or as if by use of the elbow:
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to develop or progress:
To force one's way; press forward:
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  1. To force one's way; press forward:
  2. The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
  3. To push with sudden force; shove; drive
(Obs.) To give or add force to
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  1. (Obs.) To give or add force to
  2. To get or take by force; wrest; extort
  3. To gain by the use of force or coercion:
To attribute one's own emotion or motive, for example, to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.
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  1. To attribute one's own emotion or motive, for example, to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.
  2. To throw forward; hurl:
  3. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
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  1. To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
  2. To go off; fire:
  3. To get rid of a burden, load, etc.
To hit or push something with the head or horns.
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  1. To hit or push something with the head or horns.
  2. To move or drive headfirst
  3. To stick out; project
(Baseball) To bat (a pitched ball) by tapping it lightly so that the ball rolls slowly in front of the infielders.
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  1. (Baseball) To bat (a pitched ball) by tapping it lightly so that the ball rolls slowly in front of the infielders.
  2. To cause (a base runner) to advance or (a run) to score by bunting.
  3. (Baseball) To bat (a pitched ball) lightly without swinging, so that the ball rolls slowly into the infield, usually in attempting to advance a base runner
To throw or propel with force; hurl:
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  1. To throw or propel with force; hurl:
  2. To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
  3. To start (a person) on some course or career
To take the first step in doing:
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  1. To take the first step in doing:
  2. To found; establish:
  3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
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  1. To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
  2. To force to go; urge onward; push forward
  3. To force to work, usually to excess
To push, drive, or move forward; propel
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  1. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
  2. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
  3. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
To unfasten the hooks of.
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  1. To unfasten the hooks of.
  2. To remove or loosen from a hook
  3. To undo or unfasten the hook or hooks of
(Law) To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
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  1. (Law) To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
  2. To win victory over; overcome; beat
  3. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
To turn over; upset:
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  1. To turn over; upset:
  2. To present with an excessive amount:
  3. To defeat completely and decisively:
To fasten or secure with a pin or pins.
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  1. To fasten or secure with a pin or pins.
  2. To hold firmly in one place or position
  3. To fasten with or as with a pin
To detect and expose:
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  1. To detect and expose:
  2. To cover, enclose, or shut by fastening with nails:
  3. To fasten, join, or attach with or as if with a nail.
To make flat or flatter.
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  1. To make flat or flatter.
  2. To become flat or flatter.
  3. To knock down; lay low:
To cause to fall off.
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To yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort
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  1. To yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort
  2. To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
  3. To subject to a condition or process:
To produce a return for effort or investment:
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  1. To produce a return for effort or investment:
  2. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
  3. To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
To yield or resign (oneself) to an emotion, influence, etc.
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  1. To yield or resign (oneself) to an emotion, influence, etc.
  2. To give up or abandon:
  3. (Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
(Of a pugilist) to droop the head
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  1. (Of a pugilist) to droop the head
  2. To collapse or fall
  3. (Idiomatic) to relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat
(Idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
To discard, or throw away
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To let fall; drop:
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  1. To let fall; drop:
  2. To give birth to prematurely:
  3. To calculate astrologically:
To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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  1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  2. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
  3. (--- Archaic) To throw or cast (a dart or missile).
To add an enlivening or altering element to:
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  1. To add an enlivening or altering element to:
  2. To throw so as to break; smash
  3. To drink hastily. Often used with down :
To throw (oneself) energetically (into a task)
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  1. To throw (oneself) energetically (into a task)
  2. To move suddenly and violently; rush; dash
  3. To throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast
(Nautical) To raise or haul up by means of a rope, line, or cable:
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  1. (Nautical) To raise or haul up by means of a rope, line, or cable:
  2. (Geology) To displace or move (a vein, lode, or stratum, for example).
  3. To lift in this way and throw or cast
To cause to move with great force or violence:
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  1. To cause to move with great force or violence:
  2. To move with force or violence; rush
  3. To cast down; overthrow
To move with or as if with great speed:
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  1. To move with or as if with great speed:
To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
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  1. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
  2. (Nautical) To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
  3. To cause (a newly built vessel) to slide from the land into the water; set afloat
A thick, tarlike substance obtained by distilling coal tar, used for roofing, waterproofing, and paving.
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  1. A thick, tarlike substance obtained by distilling coal tar, used for roofing, waterproofing, and paving.
  2. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
  3. To throw; cast, fling, or toss
To send forth (a missile or projectile); discharge or fire (a bullet, arrow, etc.)
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  1. To send forth (a missile or projectile); discharge or fire (a bullet, arrow, etc.)
  2. To discharge or fire (a gun, bow, charge of explosive, etc.)
  3. To cast (an anchor, fish net, etc.)
To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
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  1. To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
  2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
  3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
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  1. To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
  2. To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling:
  3. To throw, cast, fling, or hurl
To throw or propel to the ground:
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  1. To throw or propel to the ground:
  2. To put in a given position, condition, or situation:
  3. To throw or pitch about; fling here and there; buffet
To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
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  1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  2. To become ignited; flame up:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
(Idiomatic, dated) To slay, often in great numbers.
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  1. (Idiomatic, dated) To slay, often in great numbers.
  2. (Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
Toward or at a low or lower point on a scale:
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  1. Toward or at a low or lower point on a scale:
  2. In, on, or to a lower position or level; specif., to a sitting or reclining position
  3. Toward, to, or on the ground, floor, or bottom:
To fall from a higher to a lower place or position:
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  1. To fall from a higher to a lower place or position:
  2. To lower the level of (the voice).
  3. To let fall by releasing hold of:
  1. Fall
  2. (Sewing) To turn over (the rough edge of a seam) and sew down flat on the underside
  3. To cause to fall by striking; cut or knock down:
To knock down; lay low:
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  1. To knock down; lay low:
  2. To become flat or flatter.
  3. To level to the ground
To provide with a floor.
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  1. To provide with a floor.
  2. (Informal) To press down to the floor
  3. To cover or furnish with a floor
The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
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  1. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  2. To touch or reach the ground.
  3. (--- Baseball) To hit (a ball) onto the ground.
To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
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  1. To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
  2. (Surveying) To determine the differences in altitude in (a plot of ground)
  3. (Informal) To be frank and open:
Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
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  1. Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
  2. To lay low; overcome; exhaust or subjugate
  3. To throw or put in a prostrate position; lay flat on the ground
To cover with ornaments; adorn; trim
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  1. To cover with ornaments; adorn; trim
  2. To clothe with finery; adorn. Often used with out:
  3. (Slang) To knock down; floor
(Provincial, Northern England) To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living. — Forby.
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  1. (Provincial, Northern England) To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living. — Forby.
  2. To become rotten, as an egg.
  3. To cause (someone) to think unclearly; confuse:
To perplex or confuse (someone)
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  1. To perplex or confuse (someone)
  2. To stupefy someone, especially with alcohol
  3. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly; confuse:
To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
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  1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
  2. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
  3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
Used in mild curses:
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  1. Used in mild curses:
  2. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
  3. To make (something bad) worse:
To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
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  1. To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
  2. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
  3. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
(Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
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  1. (Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
  2. (Informal) To upset the composure of; disconcert
To make dizzy, to bewilder.
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  1. To make dizzy, to bewilder.
  2. To cause to have a whirling sensation.
  3. To confuse or bewilder.
To make drunk; intoxicate.
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  1. To make drunk; intoxicate.
  2. (Rare) To drink heavily; tipple
  3. To put into a state of confusion.
To be mixed in a confused way:
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  1. To be mixed in a confused way:
  2. To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
  3. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
  2. (Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
  3. (Intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
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  1. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
  2. To act or think in a confused way
  3. To mix up in a confused manner; jumble; bungle
To confuse or bewilder.
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  1. To confuse or bewilder.
  2. To bewilder deliberately; play on the credulity of; hoax
  3. To puzzle or perplex
To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
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  1. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
  2. To make (a person) uncertain, doubtful, or hesitant; confuse; puzzle
To perplex; confuse; bewilder; nonplus
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  1. To perplex; confuse; bewilder; nonplus
  2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
  3. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
To cause to become confused or perplexed.
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  1. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
  2. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
  3. To make (something bad) worse:
To put in a nonplus; bewilder
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  1. To put in a nonplus; bewilder
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
  3. To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
To kill by piercing:
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  1. To kill by piercing:
  2. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
  3. To prop (a vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks
To walk with a heavy, clumsy, thumping step, as with a wooden leg
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  1. To walk with a heavy, clumsy, thumping step, as with a wooden leg
  2. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
  3. To go about making political speeches.
(Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
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  1. (Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
  2. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  3. To emit sound when struck:
To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
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  1. To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
  2. To carry out the functions of:
  3. To engage in exercise.
To put (oneself) to strenuous effort:
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  1. To put (oneself) to strenuous effort:
  2. To put forth or use energetically; put into action or use
  3. To bring to bear; exercise:
To continue offering something to (someone); ensure that (someone) is abundantly served:
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  1. To continue offering something to (someone); ensure that (someone) is abundantly served:
  2. To keep supplying (with gifts, food, drink, etc.) in a persistent way
  3. To do work with; wield or use (a tool, faculty, etc.), esp. with energy
To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
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  1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
  2. To handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
  3. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
To let fall; drop:
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  1. To let fall; drop:
  2. To give birth to prematurely:
  3. To calculate astrologically:
To issue (paper money or the like); put into circulation
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  1. To issue (paper money or the like); put into circulation
  2. To give or send out (matter or energy):
  3. To issue with authority, especially to put (currency) into circulation.
To manifest in a manner suggesting the emission of light; radiate:
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  1. To manifest in a manner suggesting the emission of light; radiate:
  2. To expose to or treat by exposing to X-rays, ultraviolet rays, radium, or some other form of radiant energy
  3. To expose to or treat with radiation. For example, meat sold as food is often irradiated with x-rays or other radiation to kill bacteria; uranium 238 can be irradiated with neutrons to create fissionable plutonium 239.
To convey an impression of to an audience or to others:
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  1. To convey an impression of to an audience or to others:
  2. To throw forward; hurl:
  3. To send out into space; cast:
To extend in straight lines from or toward a center; diverge or converge like rays:
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  1. To extend in straight lines from or toward a center; diverge or converge like rays:
  2. To send out rays of heat, light, etc.; be radiant
  3. To give forth or spread (happiness, love, etc.) as if from a center
To get rid of (something unwanted)
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  1. To get rid of (something unwanted)
  2. To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart:
  3. To cast off or lose (a natural growth or covering, as leaves, skin, hair, etc.)
To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
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  1. To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
  2. To start or operate (a mechanism) by this
  3. (Slang) To experience a trip
Outward form or look; appearance:
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  1. Outward form or look; appearance:
  2. Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
  3. Sort; type:
(Informal) A usually brief attempt or effort:
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  1. (Informal) A usually brief attempt or effort:
  2. A brief time of unrestrained pleasures or dissipation
  3. (Informal) A trial effort; try
An upward displacement of soil, rocks, etc., usually caused by frost or moisture
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  1. An upward displacement of soil, rocks, etc., usually caused by frost or moisture
  2. An upward movement, especially of a ship or aircraft.
  3. An act of hurling; a throw, especially when considered in terms of distance:
A hurling
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(Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
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  1. (Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
  2. (Nautical) The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
  3. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
A card game of the all-fours family in which the suit of the first card led becomes trump
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  1. A card game of the all-fours family in which the suit of the first card led becomes trump
  2. A level or degree, as of intensity:
  3. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
A quick throw; a fling.
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  1. A quick throw; a fling.
  2. (Informal) An attempt; a try.
  3. An act of shying; start, as of a horse
A primitive instrument for throwing stones, etc., consisting of a piece of leather tied to cords that are whirled by hand for releasing the missile
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  1. A primitive instrument for throwing stones, etc., consisting of a piece of leather tied to cords that are whirled by hand for releasing the missile
  2. A looped or hanging band, strap, etc. used in raising and lowering a heavy object or for carrying, supporting, or steadying something
  3. The act of throwing with or as with a sling; cast; throw; fling
The act of tossing something:
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  1. The act of tossing something:
  2. A flipping of a coin to decide an issue:
  3. A tossing or being tossed; a throw, fling, pitch, etc.

Synonym Study

  • Pitch implies a throwing with a definite aim or in a definite direction to pitch a baseball
  • Hurl and fling both imply a throwing with force or violence, but hurl suggests that the object thrown moves swiftly for some distance to hurl a javelin and fling, that it is thrust sharply or vehemently so that it strikes a surface with considerable impact she flung the plate to the floor
  • To toss is to throw lightly or carelessly and, usually, with an upward or sideways motion to toss a coin
  • Cast , the preferred word in certain connections to cast a fishing line, generally has a more archaic or lofty quality they cast stones at him
  • Throw is the general word meaning to cause to move through the air by or as by a rapid propulsive motion of the arm throw a ball, throw some light on the mystery
Find another word for throw. In this page you can discover 157 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for throw, like: fling, butt, toss, bunt, pitch, fire, let-go, sling, heave, lob and dash.