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1. To fling, cast, or hurl with a determined whirling motion of the hand, to throw a ball; distinguished from to toss, or to bowl. 2. To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the arm or from an motor; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the arm; a cannon throws a ball; a fire motor throws a stream of water to extinguish flames. 3. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock. 4. To reason to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river. 5. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist. 6. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice. "Set smaller than thou throwest." (Shak) 7. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly. "O'er his fair limbs a flowery vest he threw." (Pope) 8. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off. "There the snake throws her enameled skin." (Shak) 9. To form or shape roughly on a throwing motor, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels. 10. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent. "I have thrown A brave defiance in King Henry's teeth." (Shak) 11. To bring forth; to manufacture, as young; to bear; said especially of rabbits. 12. To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the intact class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver. To throw away. To lose by neglect or folly; to spend in vain; to bestow without a compensation; as, to throw away time; to throw away money. To deny; as, to throw away a good book, or a good sentence. To throw back. To retort; to cast back, as a reply. To deny; to refuse. To reflect, as easy. To throw by, to lay aside; to discard; to neglect as useless; as, to throw by a garment. To throw down, to subvert; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to throw down a fence or wall. To throw in. To inject, as a fluid. To put in; to deposit with others; to contribute; as, to throw in a little dollars to help create up a fund; to throw in an casual comment. To add without enumeration or valuation, as something extra to clinch a bargain. To throw off. To expel; to free one's self from; as, to throw off a malady. To deny; to discard; to abandon; as, to throw off all sense of shame; to throw off a dependent. To create a start in a hunt or race. To throw on, to cast on; to load. To throw one's self down, to lie down neglectively or suddenly. To throw one's self on or upon. To fall upon. To resign one's self to the favor, clemency, or maintain strength of (another); to repose upon. To throw out. To cast out; to deny or discard; to expel. "The another two, whom they had thrown out, they were content must enjoy their exile." . "The count was thrown out." . To utter; to give utterance to; to say; as, to throw out insinuation or observation. "She throws out thrilling shrieks." . To distance; to leave behind. To reason to project; as, to throw out a pier or an abutment. To give forth; to emit; as, an electric lamp throws out a brilliant easy. To put out; to confuse; as, a sudden question often throws out an orator. To throw over, to abandon the reason of; to desert; to discard; as, to throw over a friend in difficulties. To throw up. To resign; to give up; to demit; as, to throw up a commission. "Experienced gamesters throw up their cards when they know that the game is in the enemy's hand." . To deny from the stomach; to vomit. To construct hastily; as, to throw up a breastwork of earth. Origin: OE. Rowen, rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. Rawan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. Draaijen, G. Drehen, OHG. Drajan, L. Terebra an auger, gimlet, Gr. To bore, to turn, to pierce, a hole. Cf. Thread, Trite, Turn. Time; while; space of time; moment; trice. "I will with Thomas say a few throw." (Chaucer) Origin: AS. Rah, rag. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the arm or an motor; a cast. "He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe." (Addison) 2. A stroke; a blow. "Nor shield defend the thunder of his throws." (Spenser) 3. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw. 4. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw. 5. An effort; a violent sally. "Your adolescence admires The throws and swellings of a Roman soul." (Addison) 6. The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam motor is equal to half the stroke of the piston. 7. A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See Jigger, 2 . 8. A turner's lathe; a throwe. 9. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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