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Translation of "throw" - English-Spanish dictionary

throw

verb   /θrəʊ/ ( past tense threw, past participle thrown)
A2 to make something move through the air by pushing it out of your hand tirar, lanzar Amy threw the ball to the dog.
→  Phrasal verbs throw something away/out , throw someone out , throw (something) up
noun   /θrəʊ/
the act of throwing something tiro a throw of the dice
(Definition of throw from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

throw

verb /θrəu/ ( past tense threw /θruː/, past participle thrown)
to send through the air with force; to hurl or fling lanzar, tirar He threw the ball to her / threw her the ball.
(of a horse) to make its rider fall off desarzonar, desmontar, derribar My horse threw me.
to puzzle or confuse confundir, desconcertar He was completely thrown by her question.
(in wrestling, judo etc) to wrestle (one’s opponent) to the ground. derribar
throw away phrasal verb
to get rid of tirar, deshacerse de He always throws away his old clothes.
to lose through lack of care, concern etc desperdiciar; echar a perder Don’t throw your chance of promotion away by being careless.
throw doubt on
to suggest or hint that (something) is not true lanzar/dirigir dudas sobre/hacia, plantear dudas, poner en duda The latest scientific discoveries throw doubt on the original theory.
throw in phrasal verb
to include or add as a gift or as part of a bargain incluir gratis, añadir When I bought his car he threw in the radio and a box of tools.
throw light on
to help to solve or give information on (a mystery, puzzle, problem etc) esclarecer Can anyone throw any light on the problem?
throw oneself into phrasal verb
to begin (doing something) with great energy lanzarse, emprender She threw herself into her work with enthusiasm.
throw off phrasal verb
to get rid of librarse/deshacerse de She finally managed to throw off her cold They were following us, but we threw them off.
to take off very quickly quitarse de encima (rápidamente), deshacerse de He threw off his coat and sat down.
throw open phrasal verb
to open suddenly and wide abrir de par en par He threw open the door and walked in.
throw out phrasal verb
to get rid of by throwing or by force expulsar, echar; rechazar He was thrown out of the meeting The committee threw out the proposal.
throw a party
to hold, organize etc a party dar/organizar una fiesta They threw a party for her birthday.
throw up phrasal verb
a slang expression for to vomit vomitar She had too much to eat, and threw up on the way home.
to give up or abandon dejar, abandonar He threw up his job.
to build hurriedly construir/levantar de prisa They threw up a temporary building.
throw one’s voice
to make one’s voice appear to come from somewhere else, eg the mouth of a ventriloquist’s dummy. realizar/practicar ventriloquia
throwaway adjective
disposable; that can be thrown away after being used once or twice de usar y tirar a throwaway cup throwaway razors.
(Definition of throw from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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