With the army was carried a flying bridge, which had been constructed to throw over any gaps there might be in the causeway.
Pour it into the runways of the ants, and then throw over these a mat.
My husband, if ever I have one, will be a man, not a fellow who'll throw over his girl at his father's bidding!
After that the cadets continued to throw over the structure for some time.
Light bags for the hares to carry may be made of cotton cloth with straps of the same to throw over the shoulder.
We have long fish-lines which we throw over the ship's side.
Surely you are not going to throw over all allegiance to your husband on that account, even granting he was to blame.
"You can furl her sails, and throw over her anchor," said he after a moment's consideration.
That was why he had torn his papers and stuffed them into an old glove which Joan was to throw over the hedge.
Katherine isnt the girl to throw over a man like Odd for a whim.
"to project, propel," c.1300, from Old English þrawan "to twist, turn writhe" (past tense þreow, past participle þrawen), from Proto-Germanic *thræ- (cf. Old Saxon thraian, Middle Dutch dræyen, Dutch draaien, Old High German draen, German drehen "to turn, twist;" not found in Scandinavian or Gothic), from PIE *tere- "to rub, turn, rub by turning, bore" (cf. Sanskrit turah "wounded, hurt," Greek teirein "to rub, rub away," Latin terere "to rub, thresh, grind, wear away," Old Church Slavonic tiro "to rub," Lithuanian trinu "to rub," Old Irish tarathar "borer," Welsh taraw "to strike").
Not the usual Old English word for "to throw" (weorpan, related to warp (v.) was common in this sense). The sense evolution may be via the notion of whirling a missile before throwing it. The sense of "put by force" (e.g. throw in jail) is first recorded 1560; that of "to confuse, flabbergast" is from 1844; that of "lose deliberately" is from 1868.
To throw the book at (someone) is 1932, from notion of judge sentencing a criminal from a law book full of possible punishments. To throw (one's) hat in the ring "issue a challenge," especially to announce one's candidacy, first recorded 1917. To throw up "vomit" is first recorded 1732.
"act of throwing," 1520s, from throw (v.). Wrestling sense is first attested 1819.