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throw

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of throw

  1. a risky undertaking a desperate throw, that could jump-start his presidential campaign or end it right there Synonyms of throw adventure, chance, crapshoot, enterprise, flier (also flyer), flutter [chiefly British], speculation, gamble, ventureWords Related to throw bet, hazard, stake, wager; liberty; dark horse, long shot, playAntonyms of throw sure thing


throw

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of throw

  1. 1 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm threw a life preserver to the drowning man Synonyms of throw cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, toss Words Related to throw bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust Phrases let fly

  2. 2 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally the attacker threw his victim to the ground Synonyms of throw depress, lower, drop, throw downWords Related to throw flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submergeAntonyms of throw lift, pick up, raise

Synonym Discussion of throw

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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