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, yeet
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
New Zealand informal bish
ANTONYMS

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
ANTONYMS

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’

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each, apiece, per item, for one

Phrases

    throw something together

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


    SYNONYMS
    improvise, contrive, devise, throw together, cobble together, concoct, rig, jury-rig, put together
    British informal knock up
    informal whip up, fix up, rustle up
    throw up

    ‘she threw up in the gutter’


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    vomit, retch
    cough up, bring up, regurgitate
    heave, gag
    British be sick
    North American get sick
    informal puke, chunder, chuck up, hurl, spew, do the technicolor yawn, keck
    British informal honk, sick up, vom
    Scottish informal boke
    North American informal spit up, barf, upchuck, toss one's cookies, blow chunks
    throw something off

    ‘he shrugged, trying to throw off the pain’


    SYNONYMS
    get rid of, cast off, discard, shake off, drop, jettison, free oneself of, rid oneself of
    throw something away

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


    SYNONYMS
    discard, throw out, dispose of, get rid of, do away with, toss out, scrap, throw on the scrapheap, clear out, remove, dispense with, lose, eliminate, dump, unload, jettison, shed, dismiss, expel, eject, weed out, root out
    recycle, break up, demolish, write off
    informal chuck, chuck away, chuck out, ditch, bin, junk, get shut of
    British informal get shot of, see the back of
    North American informal trash, shuck off, wreck
    ANTONYMS

    keep

    2‘Cambridge threw away a 15–0 lead’


    SYNONYMS
    squander, waste, fritter away, dissipate, run through, fail to exploit, make poor use of, lose, let slip
    informal blow, chuck something down the drain, pour something down the drain
    ANTONYMS

    exploit

    throw something out

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


    SYNONYMS
    discard, throw away, dispose of, get rid of, do away with, toss out, scrap, throw on the scrapheap, clear out, remove, dispense with, lose, eliminate, dump, unload, jettison, shed, dismiss, expel, eject, weed out, root out
    recycle, break up, demolish, write off
    informal chuck, chuck away, chuck out, ditch, bin, junk, get shut of
    British informal get shot of, see the back of
    North American informal trash, shuck off, wreck
    ANTONYMS

    keep

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


    SYNONYMS
    reject, dismiss, turn down, say ‘no’ to, refuse, disallow, veto, squash
    informal give the thumbs down to, give the red light to

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


    SYNONYMS
    radiate, emit, give off, send out, diffuse, disseminate, disperse
    throw someone over

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


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    abandon, leave, desert, discard, turn one's back on, cast aside, cast off
    jilt, break up with, finish with, leave in the lurch, leave high and dry, leave stranded
    informal dump, ditch, chuck, drop, walk out on, run out on, rat on, leave flat
    British informal give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off
    archaic forsake
    throw someone out

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


    SYNONYMS
    expel, eject, evict, drive out, force out, oust, remove
    remove from office, remove from power, get rid of, depose, topple, unseat, overthrow, bring down, overturn, put out, drum out, thrust out, push out, turn out
    dismiss, dislodge, displace, supplant, show someone the door
    banish, deport, exile
    informal boot out, kick out, give someone the boot, defenestrate
    British informal turf out
    throw something on

    ‘she threw on her clothes’


    SYNONYMS
    put on quickly, pull on, drag on, don quickly, slip into
    throw someone off

    ‘she thought she had thrown off her pursuer’


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    shake off, get away from, escape, elude, give someone the slip, leave behind, throw off the scent, dodge, lose, get rid of, rid oneself of
    outdistance, outstrip
    British informal get shot of
    throw something up

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


    SYNONYMS
    give up, abandon, relinquish, resign, resign from, leave, eschew, abdicate
    informal quit, chuck, pack in, jack in