Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “throw”

throw

verb (SEND THROUGH AIR)    /θrəʊ/ US  /θroʊ/ (threw, thrown)
A2 [I or T] to send something through the air with force , especially by a sudden movement of the arm : My friend threw the ball back over the fence . The coat was thrown over the back of the chair . She threw her self into a chair , exhausted . The rider was thrown as the horse jumped the fence . He threw a punch at (= hit ) his attacker .Throwing throw a glance/look to look quickly or suddenly : The boy threw a frightened look in the direction of the house .Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
(Definition of throw verb (SEND THROUGH AIR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of throw

Definitions of “throw” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More