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throw

verb [T]
 
 
/θrəʊ/ (past tense threw, past participle thrown)
THROUGH THE AIR A2 to make something move through the air by pushing it out of your hand: Amy threw the ball to the dog. He threw the book at the wall. [+ two objects] Throw me a chocolate. How far can you throw?Throwing
throw sth in/on, etc to put something somewhere quickly and without thinking about it: He threw his clothes on the floor and got into bed.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active
throw sth around/down/on, etc to suddenly and quickly move your body or a part of your body: She threw her arms around the child. Gabriela threw herself onto the bed and started to cry.Moving quickly
throw sb from/forward, etc to make someone move somewhere suddenly or fall down: [often passive] The bus suddenly stopped and we were thrown forward.Making short, sudden movementsFalling and droppingMoving downwards
CONFUSE to make someone feel shocked or confused: It threw me completely when he asked me to marry him.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
LIGHT to make light or shadows (= dark shapes) appear on something: The trees threw shadows across the road. → See also throw caution to the wind, throw sb in at the deep end, throw down the gauntlet, throw in the towel, throw your weight aroundEmitting and casting light
(Definition of throw verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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