Throw

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Definition

to throw (something over someone): to project, to launch, to release (something over someone)
verb
The rule of the game is that we have to throw this ball to each other. If you throw it and it touches the ground, you lose.

This is an irregular verb:
I throw / I threw / I have thrown

a throw: a toss, a fling, a hurl, a sling, a heave, a chuck
noun
That throw was terrible, it hit the floor before it had traveled 2 inches.

to throw (something) out, away: to discard (something), to put (something) in the bin
verb
Pronunciation examples
UK: Let's throw a party. Whoo!
US: I learned how to throw knives in the circus.

Examples

  • "Why did the man throw his clock out of the window?"
  • "A 15-year-old boy wreaked havoc today at White Dove High School when he pulled out candy from his bag and threw it "quite hard" at fellow students."
  • "I threw them away when Bruno bought me the MP3 player."
  • "You've only been alive for a matter of months, but I've already had reports of public indecency, aggressive lullaby singing, diaper throwing, tummy aches, temper tantrums, loud crying and some very serious accusations of milk abuse."
  • "(ahem) Throw your hands in the air"
  • "A fellow student said "Zack was careful not to throw the candy directly at people, but a caramel square did land quite near my foot"."
  • "Hey hey, there's no need to throw things!"
  • "Susie throws coffee over Philip for making obscene remark."
  • "Zack Fielding, described as a shy loner by his classmates, threw a range of sweets, including jelly beans and candy corn, during a 10th grade math class."
  • "So if you find a pile of records in the garage, don't throw them away!"

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