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Idioms for throw

Origin of throw

First recorded before 1000; Middle English verb throwen, thrawen, Old English thrāwan “to twist, turn”; cognate with Dutch draaien, German drehen “to turn, spin, twirl, whirl”; akin to Latin terere, Greek teírein “to rub away”
1. Throw, cast, pitch, toss imply projecting something through the air. Throw is the general word, often used with an adverb that indicates direction, destination, etc.: to throw a rope to someone, the paper away. Cast is a formal word for throw, archaic except as used in certain idiomatic expressions ( to cast a net, black looks; cast down; the compound broadcast, etc.): to cast off a boat. Pitch implies throwing with some force and definite aim: to pitch a baseball. To toss is to throw lightly, as with an underhand or sideways motion, or to move irregularly up and down or back and forth: to toss a bone to a dog.
mis·throw, verb, mis·threw, mis·thrown, mis·throw·ing.
throe, throw
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British Dictionary definitions for throw

throw
/ (θrəʊ) /

verb throws, throwing, threw or thrown (mainly tr)

noun

thrower, noun
Old English thrāwan to turn, torment; related to Old High German drāen to twist, Latin terere to rub
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Idioms and Phrases with throw

throw

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