n 1: the act of throwing (propelling something through the air
with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the
catcher made a good throw to second base"
2: (informal) a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford
$50 a throw"
3: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating
piece by a cam [syn: stroke
, cam stroke
4: the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a
stone's throw from here"
5: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an
afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over
6: the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome
randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
v 1: project through the air; "throw a frisbee"
2: move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw
3: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss" [syn: shed
, cast off
, shake off
, throw off
, throw away
4: place with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the
5: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical
gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
6: cause to go on or t be engaged; set in operation; "switch on
the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: flip
7: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the
corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a
spell"; "cast a warm light" [syn: project
8: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or
carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together", throw the car
9: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bewilder
10: utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw
accusations at someone" [syn: hurl
11: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception," "have,
throw, or make a party", "give a course", etc. [syn: hold
12: make on a potter's wheel; of pottery
13: cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
14: throw out onto a flat surface, as of die; "Throw a six"
15: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think
clearly: "These questions confuse even the experts";
"This question completely threw me"; "This question
befuddled even the teacher" [syn: confuse