- throw ► VERB (past threw; past part. thrown) 1) propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand. 2) move or put into place quickly, hurriedly, or roughly. 3) project, direct, or cast (light, an expression, etc.) in a particular direction. 4) send suddenly into a particular position or condition: the country was thrown into chaos. 5) disconcert or confuse. 6) have (a fit or tantrum). 7) informal give or hold (a party). 8) form (ceramic ware) on a potter's wheel. 9) (of a horse) unseat (its rider). 10) project (one's voice) so that it appears to come from somewhere else. 11) informal lose (a race or contest) intentionally.► NOUN 1) an act of throwing. 2) a small rug or light cover for furniture. 3) (a throw) informal a single turn, round, or item.● be thrown back on — Cf. ↑be thrown back on● throw away — Cf. ↑throw away● throw good money after bad — Cf. ↑throw good money after bad● throw one's hand in — Cf. ↑throw one's hand in● throw in — Cf. ↑throw in● throw in the towel (or sponge) — Cf. ↑throw in the towel● throw oneself into — Cf. ↑throw oneself into● throw open — Cf. ↑throw open● throw out — Cf. ↑throw out● throw over — Cf. ↑throw over● throw together — Cf. ↑throw together● throw up — Cf. ↑throw up● throw up one's hands — Cf. ↑throw up one's handsDERIVATIVES thrower noun.ORIGIN Old English, «to twist, turn».
English terms dictionary. 2015.