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throw

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

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

2 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally
  • The quarterback threw his helmet to the ground.
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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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