Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun throw

5 senses of throw

Sense 1
throw -- (the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base")
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Sense 2
throw -- (a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw")
       => opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

Sense 3
throw, stroke, cam stroke -- (the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 4
throw -- (bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something)
       => bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding -- (coverings that are used on a bed)

Sense 5
throw -- (casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice")
       => gambling, gaming, play -- (the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb throw

15 senses of throw

Sense 1
throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")
       => propel, impel -- (cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship")

Sense 2
throw -- (move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop -- (get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 4
throw, thrust -- (place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 5
give, throw -- (convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 6
throw, flip, switch -- (cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever")
       => engage, mesh, lock, operate -- (keep engaged; "engaged the gears")

Sense 7
project, cast, contrive, throw -- (put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light")
       => send, direct -- (cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation")

Sense 8
throw -- (to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 9
bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw -- (cause to be confused emotionally)
       => upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)

Sense 10
hurl, throw -- (utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 11
hold, throw, have, make, give -- (organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course")
       => direct -- (be in charge of)

Sense 12
throw -- (make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")

Sense 13
throw -- (cause to fall off; "The horse threw its inexperienced rider")
       => dislodge, bump -- (remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space")

Sense 14
throw -- (throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six")
       => turn, release -- (let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate")

Sense 15
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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