have/throw/pitch a tantrum

Definition of have/throw/pitch a tantrum

used to mean a child has an angry outburst or someone who is not a child gets very angry and upset and behaves like a child
  • When he doesn't get his way, he throws a tantrum.

Word by Word Definitions

throw play
  1. : to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

  2. : to propel through the air in any manner

  3. : pitch

  1. : an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

  2. : an act of throwing dice

  3. : the number thrown with a cast of dice

pitch play
  1. : a black or dark viscous substance obtained as a residue in the distillation of organic materials and especially tars

  2. : any of various bituminous substances

  3. : resin obtained from various conifers and often used medicinally

  1. : to cover, smear, or treat with or as if with pitch

  1. : to erect and fix firmly in place

  2. : to throw usually with a particular objective or toward a particular point : such as

  3. : to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. : slope

  2. : the distance between any of various things: such as

  3. : distance between one point on a gear tooth and the corresponding point on the next tooth

tantrum play
  1. : a fit of bad temper


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