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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 adventure, chance, crapshoot, enterprise, flier (also flyer), flutter [chiefly British], speculation, gamble, ventureRelated Words bet, hazard, stake, wager; liberty; dark horse, long shot, playAntonyms 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 cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, toss Related Words 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 depress, lower, drop, throw downRelated Words flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submergeAntonyms lift, pick up, raise


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