AskDefine | Define thrown

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1 the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
2 a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
3 the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam [syn: stroke, cam stroke]
4 the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone's throw from here"
5 bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
6 the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"


1 project through the air; "throw a frisbee"
2 move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
3 get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw off, throw away, drop]
4 place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar" [syn: thrust]
5 convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn: give]
6 cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: flip, switch]
7 put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light" [syn: project, cast, contrive]
8 to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
9 cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate]
10 utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone" [syn: hurl]
11 organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, have, make, give]
12 make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
13 cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
14 throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
15 be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher" [syn: confuse, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate] [also: thrown, threw]thrown adj
1 caused to fall to the ground; "the thrown rider got back on his horse"; "a thrown wrestler"; "a ball player thrown for a loss"
2 twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread; "thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn" [syn: thrown and twisted]thrown See throw

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /θrəʊn/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊn



  1. past participle of throw


Extensive Definition

Throwing may refer to:
  • Throw (grappling), a martial arts and grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent
  • Throwing (cricket), bowling a delivery in cricket with an elbow flexion degree higher than that set by the ICC
  • Knife throwing, the art of throwing a knife at a target
  • Mardi gras throws, or throws, are small gifts or trinkets passed ou or thrown from New Orleans Mardi Gras parades to spectators lining the streets.
  • "Throwing a game", where a player intentionally makes small errors in a game, in order to hurt his own team's performance
Throwing may also be:
As a noun, a throw can be:
In athletics, the throwing events are:
thrown in Arabic: رمي
thrown in Polish: Rzut (sztuki walki)
thrown in Finnish: Heittolaji
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