throw Definition

  • 1to cause something to go through the air with force, especially by a movement of the arm
  • 2to put something in a particular place or position quickly and carelessly
  • 3to cause someone to fall or be thrown off balance

Using throw: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "throw" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She threw the ball to her friend.

  • Example

    He threw his clothes on the floor.

  • Example

    The sudden gust of wind threw me off balance.

  • Example

    The company decided to throw a party for its employees.

throw Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for throw

Phrases with throw

  • to give up or quit, especially after a long struggle


    After years of trying to make it as an actor, he finally threw in the towel and went back to school.

  • to take a risk without worrying about the consequences


    She decided to throw caution to the wind and quit her job to travel the world.

  • to betray or sacrifice someone for one's own benefit


    He threw his colleague under the bus to save himself from getting fired.


Summary: throw in Brief

The verb 'throw' [θroʊ] refers to causing something to move through the air with force, placing something quickly and carelessly, or causing someone to fall or lose balance. It can be used in phrases like 'throw in the towel,' meaning to give up, and 'throw caution to the wind,' meaning to take a risk. 'Throw' has formal synonyms like 'toss' and 'fling,' and informal ones like 'chuck' and 'heave.'

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