Synonyms of throw in English:

throw


See definition of throw

verb

1‘she threw their ball back’

SYNONYMS
hurl, toss, fling, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, dash, aim, direct, project, propel, send, bowl
informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
New Zealand informal bish
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catch, hold

2‘he threw the door open’

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move quickly, move suddenly, push suddenly, push violently, thrust, fling, propel, shoot, slam, smack, bang, crash, thump, push, force
informal plonk

3‘a chandelier threw its bright light over the walls’

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project, cast, send, give off, emit, radiate

4‘Cheryl drew back her fist and threw another punch’

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deliver, give, land
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pull

5‘she threw him a glance’

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direct, cast, send, dart, shoot, bestow on, give

6‘he was thrown twice in the final round’

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fell, throw to the ground, hurl to the ground, unbalance, bring down, floor, prostrate

7‘the horse threw his rider’

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unseat, dislodge, upset, bring down

8‘his question threw me’

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disconcert, unnerve, fluster, ruffle, flurry, agitate, harass, upset, disturb, discomfit, put off, put someone off their stroke, throw off balance, make nervous, discompose, discountenance, cause someone to lose their composure
perturb, unsettle, bother, affect, worry, disquiet, trouble, confuse
informal rattle, faze, put into a flap, throw into a tizz, discombobulate, shake up

9‘if only he could find the switch to throw’

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operate, switch on, click on, engage, move

10‘the pots were thrown on a wheel’

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shape, form, mould, fashion

11‘he threw a farewell party for them’

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give, host, hold, have, provide, put on, lay on, arrange, organize

noun

1‘we were allowed two throws each’

SYNONYMS
lob, pitch, flip, shy, go
bowl, ball
hurl, toss, fling, cast
informal chuck, heave, sling

2‘drinks are only £1 a throw’

SYNONYMS
each, apiece, per item, for one

Phrases

    throw something off

    ‘he shrugged, trying to throw off the pain’


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    throw something on

    ‘she threw on her clothes’


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    throw someone off

    ‘she thought she had thrown off her pursuer’


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    British informal


    throw something away

    1‘he decided to throw away his textbooks and get some practical experience’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


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    keep

    2‘Cambridge threw away a 15–0 lead’


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    informal


    ANTONYMS

    exploit

    throw something out

    1‘I was continually having to throw out mouldy furniture’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


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    keep

    2‘his case was thrown out because an industrial tribunal was not entitled to deal with it’


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    informal


    3‘a thermal light bulb throws out a lot of heat’


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    throw someone out

    ‘Jim was thrown out when he climbed on to the stage’


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    informal


    British informal


    throw someone over

    ‘he's going to throw you over for your sister’


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    informal


    British informal


    archaic


    throw something together

    ‘I'm sorry about the tuna salad, I just sort of threw it together’


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    British informal


    informal


    throw something up

    ‘throwing up his career would have meant the end of financial support’


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    informal


    throw up

    ‘she threw up in the gutter’


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    informal




    British


    North American


    informal


    British informal


    Scottish informal


    North American informal