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throw

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a risky undertaking
  • a desperate throw, that could jump-start his presidential campaign or end it right there

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throw

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of throw (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • threw a life preserver to the drowning man

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2 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally
  • the attacker threw his victim to the ground

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Verb

throw, cast, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, sling mean to cause to move swiftly through space by a propulsive movement or a propelling force. throw is general and interchangeable with the other terms but may specifically imply a distinctive motion with bent arm. can throw a fastball and a curve cast usually implies lightness in the thing thrown and sometimes a scattering. cast it to the winds toss suggests a light or careless or aimless throwing and may imply an upward motion. tossed the coat on the bed fling stresses a violent throwing. flung the ring back in his face hurl implies power as in throwing a massive weight. hurled himself at the intruder pitch suggests throwing carefully at a target. pitch horseshoes sling stresses either the use of whirling momentum in throwing or directness of aim. slung the bag over his shoulder

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The first known use of throw was in the 14th century

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“Throw.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/throw. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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