Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

French translation of “throw”

See all translations

throw

verb /θrəu/ ( past tense threw /θruː/, past participle thrown)
to send through the air with force; to hurl or fling
jeter, lancer
He threw the ball to her / threw her the ball.
(of a horse) to make its rider fall off
désarçonner
My horse threw me.
to puzzle or confuse
désarçonner
He was completely thrown by her question.
(in wrestling, judo etc) to wrestle (one’s opponent) to the ground.
envoyer au tapis
throw away to get rid of
jeter
He always throws away his old clothes.
to lose through lack of care, concern etc
gâcher
Don’t throw your chance of promotion away by being careless.
throw doubt on to suggest or hint that (something) is not true
jeter le doute sur
The latest scientific discoveries throw doubt on the original theory.
throw in to include or add as a gift or as part of a bargain
ajouter (par-dessus le marché)
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)
éclaircir
Can anyone throw any light on the problem?
throw oneself into to begin (doing something) with great energy
se lancer
She threw herself into her work with enthusiasm.
throw off to get rid of
se débarrasser de
She finally managed to throw off her cold They were following us, but we threw them off.
to take off very quickly
enlever à la hâte
He threw off his coat and sat down.
throw open to open suddenly and wide
ouvrir tout grand
He threw open the door and walked in.
throw out to get rid of by throwing or by force
jeter
He was thrown out of the meeting The committee threw out the proposal.
throw a party to hold, organize etc a party
organiser une fête
They threw a party for her birthday.
throw up a slang expression for to vomit
vomir
She had too much to eat, and threw up on the way home.
to give up or abandon
lâcher
He threw up his job.
to build hurriedly
construire à la hâte
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.
faire du ventriloquisme
throwaway adjective disposable; that can be thrown away after being used once or twice
jetable
a throwaway cup throwaway razors.
(Definition of throw from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “throw” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More