to offer or accept a challenge to fight
a challenge, esp to physical or artistic competition
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How to use throw down in a sentence
School Lunches Booker is not afraid to throw down in the name of policy.Cory Booker Rescues a Freezing Dog & 9 Other Things He Has Saved | Kevin Fallon | January 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tensions escalated when Fieri decided to throw down a gauntlet of his own on the Today show on Thursday morning.Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells | Katie Baker | November 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wowzie, zowie, that was quite a throw-down at McCain and Graham.
Did Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer and the folks at AEI lust for a huge philosophical throw down on Medicare solvency?The Only Big Idea Coming Out of the Romney-Ryan Camp Is the Big Lie | Michael Tomasky | August 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even people who ordinarily shun slots and betting parlors throw down money to fill out office brackets.
And I will throw down your altars, and your idols shall be broken in pieces: and I will cast down your slain before your idols.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
He'll immediately throw down his bunch of flowers and dive despairingly into the moat.First Plays | A. A. Milne
The foragers had hoops, also, but they were to throw down theirs, and to make their escape at the signal agreed on.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
Thousands of Rebels throw down their arms and give themselves up as prisoners.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
When you throw down with the thunderbolt what is strong, like brittle things, you fly across the terrible sea!Sacred Books of the East | Various