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Another word for throw

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Verb
  1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

      1. A rapid, persistent chemical change that releases heat and light and is accompanied by flame, especially the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance:
      2. A specific instance of this change that destroys something:
      3. A burning fuel:
      1. To throw lightly or casually or with a sudden jerk:
      2. To throw or propel upward:
      3. To throw or propel to the ground:
      1. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
      2. A slingshot.
      3. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
      1. Easily startled; timid:
      2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
      3. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
      1. To hit, wound, or kill with a missile fired from a weapon.
      2. To remove or destroy by firing or projecting a missile:
      3. To make (a hole, for example) by firing a weapon.
      1. 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.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. To throw or propel with force; hurl:
      2. To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion:
      3. To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
      1. To move with or as if with great speed:
      2. To fling with great force; hurl.
      1. To throw with great force; fling.
      2. To cause to move with great force or violence:
      3. To send with great vigor; thrust:
      1. To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force:
      2. To throw (a heavy object) with great effort; hurl:
      3. To throw or toss:
      1. To throw with violence:
      2. To put or send suddenly or unexpectedly:
      3. To engage (oneself) in an activity with abandon and energy.
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. A slender, pointed missile, often having tail fins, thrown by hand, shot from a blowgun, or expelled by an exploding bomb.
      2. A game in which such missiles are thrown at a target.
      3. An object likened to such a missile.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
    See also:

    move

  2. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow

    Idioms:
    See also:

    rise

  3. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent

  4. To make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say

      1. To strike repeatedly.
      2. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
      3. To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
      1. The part of a tree trunk left protruding from the ground after the tree has fallen or has been felled.
      2. A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away, broken off, or worn down.
      3. The legs.
      1. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
      2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
      3. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
      1. To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
      2. To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
      3. A state of bewilderment or perplexity.
      1. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
      2. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
      3. To make (something bad) worse:
  5. To bring to bear steadily or forcefully

    See also:

    cause

  6. To send out heat, light, or energy

      1. To have (a growth or covering) be disconnected or fall off by a natural process:
      2. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed):
      3. To take off (an article of clothing).
      1. To send out rays or waves.
      2. To issue or emerge in rays or waves:
      3. To extend in straight lines from or toward a center; diverge or converge like rays:
      1. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
      2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
      3. A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.
      1. To expose to radiation.
      2. To treat with radiation:
      3. To shed light on; illuminate.
      1. To give or send out (matter or energy):
      2. To give out as sound; utter:
      3. To voice; express:
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
    See also:

    move

  7. To release or move (a switch, for example) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device

    See also:

    move

Noun
  1. An act of throwing

      1. To throw lightly or casually or with a sudden jerk:
      2. To throw or propel upward:
      3. To throw or propel to the ground:
      1. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
      2. A slingshot.
      3. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
      1. Easily startled; timid:
      2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
      3. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
      1. 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.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. To throw or propel with force; hurl:
      2. To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion:
      3. To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
      1. To throw with great force; fling.
      2. To cause to move with great force or violence:
      3. To send with great vigor; thrust:
      1. To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force:
      2. To throw (a heavy object) with great effort; hurl:
      3. To throw or toss:
      1. To throw with violence:
      2. To put or send suddenly or unexpectedly:
      3. To engage (oneself) in an activity with abandon and energy.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
    See also:

    move

Idioms:

    throw away

  1. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective, for example

  2. throw away

  3. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

  4. throw off

  5. To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable

  6. throw off

  7. To cast off by a natural process

  8. throw off

  9. To discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently

  10. throw off

  11. To get away from (a pursuer)

  12. throw out

  13. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective, for example

  14. throw out

  15. To displace (a bone) from a socket or joint

  16. throw over

  17. To give up or leave without intending to return or claim again

  18. throw up

  19. To eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Another word for throw

Verb
  1. To hurl

      1. Spelling of castoff.
      2. To discard or reject something.
      3. (intransitive, nautical) To let go (a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc) so that the vessel may make way.
      1. The joint or bend of the arm between the forearm and the upper arm.
      2. The bony outer projection of this joint.
      3. A joint, as of a bird or quadruped, corresponding to the human elbow.
      1. To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute:
      2. To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over:
      3. To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party:
      1. Easily startled; timid:
      2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
      3. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
      1. (idiomatic, intransitive) To kick or hit a projectile with great force.
      1. To throw with great force; fling.
      2. To cause to move with great force or violence:
      3. To send with great vigor; thrust:
      1. To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force:
      2. To throw (a heavy object) with great effort; hurl:
      3. To throw or toss:
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
      1. A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.
      2. The contents of such a vessel.
      3. A drinking goblet.
      1. To pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
      2. To throw or toss:
      3. To throw out; discard:
      1. To throw or propel with force; hurl:
      2. To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion:
      3. To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. To hit, throw, or propel in a high arc:
      2. To hit a ball in a high arc.
      3. To move heavily or clumsily.
      1. To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force:
      2. To throw (a heavy object) with great effort; hurl:
      3. To throw or toss:
      1. To throw lightly or casually or with a sudden jerk:
      2. To throw or propel upward:
      3. To throw or propel to the ground:
      1. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
      2. A slingshot.
      3. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
      1. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
      2. (intransitive, with of and , with object before go) To release from one's grasp; to go from a state of holding on to a state of no longer holding on.
      3. To emotionally disengage or to distract oneself from a situation.
      1. A rapid, persistent chemical change that releases heat and light and is accompanied by flame, especially the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance:
      2. A specific instance of this change that destroys something:
      3. A burning fuel:
      1. 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.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. 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. To push or strike with or as if with the head; butt.
      1. To hit or push against with the head or horns; ram.
      2. To hit or push something with the head or horns.
      3. To project forward or out.
      1. To throw with violence:
      2. To put or send suddenly or unexpectedly:
      3. To engage (oneself) in an activity with abandon and energy.
  2. To send forth

  3. To connect or disconnect

  4. To force to the ground

  5. *To permit an opponent to win

      1. (intransitive) To confirm and pay for goods and services at a facility (e.g.: supermarket, online store, hotel) when leaving.
      2. To withdraw (an item), as from a library, and have the withdrawal recorded.
      3. To record (someone) as leaving the premises or as taking something therefrom, as from a library or shop.
      1. (idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
      1. to collapse or fall
      2. (idiomatic) to relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat
      3. (of a pugilist) to droop the head
      1. To relinquish possession or control of (something) to another because of demand or compulsion:
      2. To give up in favor of another, especially voluntarily:
      3. To give up or abandon:
      1. To give forth by a natural process, especially by cultivation:
      2. To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of:
      3. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
      1. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
      2. To subject to a condition or process:
      3. To present (something) to the consideration or judgment of another:
      1. A term used to describe a transaction between three brokers in which one does not use his/her name. For example, a broker receives a buy order that he or she can’t transact. The broker asks a second broker to handle the order. So the second broker buys the stock from a third broker on behalf of the first broker’s client. The transaction is recorded in the records of the firms and exchange as if the first broker was never involved. A term used to describe a transaction between three brokers in which one does not use his/her name. For example, a broker receives a buy order that he or she can’t transact. The broker asks a second broker to handle the order. So the second broker buys the stock from a third broker on behalf of the first broker’s client. The transaction is recorded in the records of the firms and exchange as if the first broker was never involved.
    See also:

    lose

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