throw down

/ US slang /


verb
  1. (intr)

    • to offer or accept a challenge to fight

    • to fight

nounthrowdown
  1. a challenge, esp to physical or artistic competition

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How to use throw down in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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!