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throw

verb uk   /θrəʊ/ us    /θroʊ/ (threw, thrown)

throw verb (SEND THROUGH AIR)

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 herself into a chair, exhausted. The rider was thrown as the horse jumped the fence. He threw a punch at (= hit) his attacker.throw a glance/look to look quickly or suddenly: The boy threw a frightened look in the direction of the house.
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throw verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

C2 [T] to cause to move or act quickly or carelessly: She threw back her hair.

throw verb (CONFUSE)

[T] to confuse or shock someone or cause difficulty for them: I wasn't expecting a visitor. I was really thrown. The news of the coup threw them into a state of panic.

throw verb (OPEN)

throw sth open to open something that was closed, usually suddenly and completely: She drew back the curtains and threw open all the windows. to allow people to enter or become involved in an event: The competition has been thrown open to the public.

throw verb (PARTY)

throw a party to have a party: Flavio threw a party for Colin's 50th birthday.

throw verb (ANGER)

throw a fit/tantrum to experience and show a strong feeling of anger, especially suddenly: My mother threw a fit when she saw what a mess we'd made of her kitchen.

throw verb (SHAPE)

[T] specialized art to shape clay on a special round table that spins

throw

noun uk   /θrəʊ/ us    /θroʊ/

throw noun (THROWING)

[C] an act of throwing something: a throw of the dice

throw noun (EACH)

a throw [S] informal used to mean each thing or for each time: We could get a coffee in there but they charge two quid a throw.

throw noun (COVER)

[C] a large piece of cloth that you use to cover a chair, sofa, etc. to make it look attractive: A throw can protect a new sofa or enhance the appearance of an old, tired one.
(Definition of throw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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