"throws" in the noun sense
the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist
"the catcher made a good throw to second base"
a single chance or instance
"he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
3. throw, stroke, cam stroke
the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
"throws" in the verb sense
propel through the air
"throw a frisbee"
move violently, energetically, or carelessly
"She threw herself forwards"
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"
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"
5. give, throw
convey or communicate of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
"Throw a glance"
"She gave me a dirty look"
6. throw, flip, switch
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
"switch on the light"
"throw the lever"
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"
to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
"Jane threw dinner together"
"throw the car into reverse"
9. bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw
cause to be confused emotionally
10. hurl, throw
utter with force utter vehemently
"throw accusations at someone"
11. hold, throw, have, make, give
organize or be responsible for
"hold a reception"
"have, throw, or make a party"
"give a course"
make on a potter's wheel
"she threw a beautiful teapot"
cause to fall off
"The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
"Throw a six"
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"
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