Meaning of “throw” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /θrəʊ/ past tense threw, past participle thrown

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.
How far can you throw?

More examples

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.
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.
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.

to make someone feel shocked or confused:

It threw me completely when he asked me to marry him.

(Definition of “throw verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)