- 1. throw, propulsion, actuation
- usage: the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
- 2. throw, opportunity, chance
- usage: a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
- 3. throw, stroke, cam stroke, movement, motion
- usage: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
- 4. throw, bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding
- usage: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
- 5. throw, gambling, gaming, play
- usage: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
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- 1. throw, propel, impel
- usage: propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
- 2. throw, move
- usage: move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
- 3. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, remove, take, take away, withdraw
- usage: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
- 4. throw, thrust, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
- usage: place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
- 5. give, throw, communicate, intercommunicate
- usage: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
- 6. throw, flip, switch, engage, mesh, lock, operate
- usage: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
- 7. project, cast, contrive, throw, send, direct
- usage: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
- 8. throw, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
- usage: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
- 9. bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw, upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit
- usage: cause to be confused emotionally
- 10. hurl, throw, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
- usage: utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
- 11. hold, throw, have, make, give, direct
- usage: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
- 12. throw, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
- usage: make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
- 13. throw, dislodge, bump
- usage: cause to fall off; "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
- 14. throw, turn, release
- usage: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
- 15. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, be
- usage: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
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