throw down

verb

Definition of throw down

transitive verb
1 :to cause to fall :overthrow
3 :to cast off :discard
4 :to make (a slam dunk) with exceptional force

Examples of throw down in a Sentence

  1. throw down the gun, and put your hands up

First Known Use of throw down

14th century


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