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Idioms about 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”

synonym study for throw

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM throw

mis·throw, verb, mis·threw, mis·thrown, mis·throw·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH throw

throe, throw
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How to use throw in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for throw

throw
/ (θrəʊ) /

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

Derived forms of throw

thrower, noun

Word Origin for throw

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

throw

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