1.Project or cast (light or shadow) in a particular direction.
‘Light from the right throws the shadow of a French door or tall window onto the walls and drapes.'
2.Deliver (a punch)
‘Cheryl drew back her fist and threw another punch'
‘Meanwhile he throws quick, accurate punches at the right time to the right place.'
3.Project or cast (light or shadow) in a particular direction.
‘The mirror throws a bright light into a moderately lit room with walls of blackest brown.'
‘Then two of the lamps that move round to throw the prettiest patterns on the walls and ceiling turned out to be faulty.'
‘The furnaces along the far wall were roaring, opened doors throwing skittering shadows across the huge foundry floor.'
‘a chandelier threw its bright light over the walls'
4.Move (a part of the body) quickly or suddenly in a particular direction.
‘She opened the door and threw her arms around Logan relieved.'
‘I laughed a little and opened the door, throwing my arms around his neck and hugging him tightly.'
‘We don't know what he said but Annabelle stood in the doorway stunned a moment before flinging the screen door open and throwing her arms around them.'
‘Dice woke groggily and rolled over, throwing one arm over to the side.'
‘she threw her head back and laughed'
5.Put in place or erect quickly.
‘One time I went down and went to the house and walked through the Secret Service cordon that had been thrown around the house.'
‘Bomb disposal experts were called to the scene, the station was evacuated and a cordon thrown around the area until the all-clear was given.'
‘A police cordon will be thrown around streets near Bank station on Sunday and the incident will also involve staff at University College Hospital.'
‘A security cordon 20 kilometres wide has been thrown around the resort village.'
‘the stewards had thrown a cordon across the fairway'
6.Push or force (someone or something) violently and suddenly into a particular physical position or state.
‘With that, a force suddenly threw us both out of the circle again.'
‘I walked in the door and threw open three of the windows.'
‘Immediately the rear passenger door was thrown open and a man leapt into the seat behind him and grabbed him around the throat.'
‘the door was thrown open and a uniformed guard entered the room'
‘the pilot and one passenger were thrown clear and survived'
7.Propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand.
‘Windows are frequently broken and stones have even been thrown through windows during services.'
‘In once lightening movement she threw a dagger from her boot towards the soldier.'
‘Bo heard a gasp, and then something being thrown in his general direction.'
‘Whirling around, he swung hard with the Golden Axe, deflecting a flurry of knives that had been thrown in his direction.'
‘I threw a brick through the window'
8.Deliver (a punch)
‘You smash them until they are unable to make a fist, much less throw a punch.'
9.Lose (a race or contest) intentionally, especially in return for a bribe.
‘The case is based on tapes of a conversation in which police say he discussed payments for himself and others in return for throwing a match.'
10.Deliver (a punch)
‘Once he reached the wounded youth, he was forced to dodge a punch thrown randomly in his direction.'
‘She said the fight lasted only two or three minutes and she saw ten to 15 punches thrown.'
11.Direct a particular kind of look or facial expression.
‘she threw a withering glance at him'
‘He threw one last glance in the direction Cat had gone before yelling ‘Come and get me, you worms!''
‘I guessed he must be getting his fair share of the evil eye too, if the bewildered expression he threw her was anything to go by.'
12.Project (one's voice) so that it appears to come from someone or something else, as in ventriloquism.
‘I can throw my voice—I could make a fortune as a medium'
‘He points it at them and uses it as a ventriloquist's dummy, throwing his voice into it and waggling it about to make it look as though they're talking.'
13.Put on or take off (a garment) hastily.
‘I tumbled out of bed, threw on my tracksuit, and joined the others'
‘He threw them on and slipped on some black loafers next to his bed.'
‘Some of the villagers went into a panic, and hastily threw some clothing on and tried to run.'
‘I frantically scramble out of bed and throw some clothes on whilst yelling ‘Hang on a sec!''
‘She flew out of bed, threw some clothes on, grabbed her books and glasses and ran out the door.'
14.Move (a switch or lever) so as to operate a device.
‘at the trolley portal the operator had to manually throw the switch using a switch iron'
‘If only there were a switch we could throw to put it right.'
‘At the trolley portal the operator had to manually throw the switch using a switch iron.'
‘We held our breath as this switches were thrown and the power came up.'
‘Change is not like a switch that gets thrown and you're forever different.'
‘he reached out and put the dice in the shaker and threw them'
‘This was the first pair of dice thrown out in Atlantic City.'
‘They asked God to decide for them, and they cast lots kind of like throwing dice, actually.'
‘Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.'
‘Physical methods such as tossing coins or throwing dice or picking numbered balls from a rotating drum as in Lottery games are always unpredictable.'
16.Obtain (a specified number) by rolling dice.
‘Finally he took the dice and started throwing an endless number of points.'
17.Lose (a race or contest) intentionally, especially in return for a bribe.
‘the man who throws a race is a crook for life'
‘We are in no way imputing that he tried to bribe him to throw a match.'
‘They are not averse to accepting bribes and throwing matches.'
‘For years, he had alleged that a player had offered him a bribe to help throw the match.'
18.Bowl (the ball) with an unlawful bent arm action.
‘The rules simply say that for a delivery to be fair, the ball must be bowled, not thrown.'
‘The Laws of Cricket say that a delivery must be fair, and that for a delivery to be fair the ball must not be thrown.'
19.(of a horse) lose (a shoe).
‘Just before arriving in the village, her majesty's horse threw a shoe and she walked her animal the rest of the way to the stable to have it looked at.'
‘Horses throw shoes, eat food and destroy tack at an alarming rate.'
20.Send suddenly into a particular state or condition.
‘he threw all her emotions into turmoil'
‘the bond market was thrown into confusion'
‘Alyx's whole being was thrown into confusion at what his father just told him.'
21.Send (one's opponent) to the ground in wrestling, judo, or similar activity.
‘She would allow him to attack with a karate chop, and he would throw her with Judo.'
‘The art also emphasizes throwing the opponent - much like in judo - as well as various arm locks.'
22.(of a horse) unseat (its rider)
‘their horse threw its jockey before the race had started'
‘The horse reared upwards in sheer fright, throwing its rider sideways and underneath it.'
‘The accident happened at 10.30 am last Saturday when a horse threw its rider, who wore a helmet.'
‘Peering from behind my hands, I watch as the horses fall, or throw their rider, or watch as loose, riderless horses veer across the track.'
23.Send suddenly into a particular state or condition.
‘When Kevin returns home unexpectedly the calm of rural life is thrown into disarray.'
‘She was standing underground in a grey-brown tunnel, and all around bright lights threw everything into sharp relief.'
24.Put (someone) in a particular place or state in a rough, abrupt, or summary fashion.
‘these guys should be thrown in jail'
‘If I don't pay up, they can bankrupt me, seize my property, and throw me into jail.'
‘He was thrown in jail about six years ago for rape and sexual assault.'
‘He is handcuffed, strip-searched and brutalised by officials who throw him into jail.'
‘A convicted thug has been jailed for throwing a witness to the floor when the pair met by chance in a corner shop.'
‘she frowned, thrown by this apparent change of tack'
‘He is momentarily thrown by the comparison, but quickly warms to the topic.'
‘But I wasn't, so I just carried on with the show, a little shaken and thrown.'
‘I guess me not moving after being thrown by the song had got her thinking the worst.'
‘That's why I was so thrown off when the door suddenly opened and I ended up falling hard against something very warm.'
26.Send (one's opponent) to the ground in wrestling, judo, or similar activity.
‘in the final Arnaud was too strong, and threw Hughes twice'
‘Judo is a martial art combining the use of quick movement and leverage to throw an opponent.'
‘He had a disastrous opening performance on Monday in the wrestling, being thrown by Romeo, who took an early lead in the competition.'
27.Form (ceramic ware) on a potter's wheel.
‘Dorothy made me keep a couple of the finished pots, but I never threw another one.'
‘He hand-built many works from slabs, and also had forms thrown to his specifications on the potter's wheel.'
28.Turn (wood or other material) on a lathe.
29.Twist (silk or other fabrics) into thread or yarn.
30.Have (a fit or tantrum)
‘occasionally a small child will throw a tantrum when denied something'
‘He had the luxury of throwing such a tantrum because his reputation guarantees that tickets for his shows will sell whether he makes nice with the press or not.'
31.(of a horse) unseat (its rider)
‘Five of the horses bolted, throwing four of the riders.'
32.Form (ceramic ware) on a potter's wheel.
‘further on a potter was throwing pots'
‘I used to throw on the wheel, but have let it go in favor of handbuilding.'
‘The pots are turned on a wheel, much as ceramic pots are thrown.'
33.Have (a fit or tantrum)
‘I can live with it now; the last tantrum has been thrown, the last hat stomped.'
1.Have (a fit or tantrum)
‘Instead the insurgent used the power and the clumsiness of the government against itself rather as a judo throw by which a smaller wrestler can topple a stronger and heavier opponent.'
2.A light cover for furniture.
‘The bed is covered in throws and cushions of every texture all colour coordinated with the rest of the room and you would hardly notice that it's a bed specially designed for people like me.'
‘Cover dated or worn sofas and chairs with large throws in a neutral colour so that they aren't the main focus of the room.'
3.An act of throwing one's opponent in wrestling, judo, or a similar sport.
‘He is a master of numerous holds and throws and is a throwback to a time when stories were told in the ring and not on the microphone.'
‘It's similar to kick-boxing except that it incorporates grappling, throws and take downs.'