Dictionary.com

downthrow

[ doun-throh ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌθroʊ /
Save This Word!

noun

a throwing down or being thrown down; overthrow.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of downthrow

First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase throw down
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for downthrow

British Dictionary definitions for downthrow

downthrow
/ (ˈdaʊnˌθrəʊ) /

noun

the state of throwing down or being thrown down
geology the sinking of rocks on one side of a fault plane
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK