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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English þrāwan, from Proto-Germanic *þrǣ-, from Proto-Indo-European *ter- (to rub, to rub by twisting, to twist, to turn). Cognate with Dutch draaien, German drehen.

Verb

Infinitive
to throw

Third person singular
throws

Simple past
threw

Past participle
thrown

Present participle
throwing

to throw (third-person singular simple present throws, present participle throwing, simple past threw, past participle thrown)
  1. (transitive) To cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
  2. (transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.
    throw a shoe
    throw a rod
    the horse threw its rider
  3. (transitive) To move to another position; to displace.
    throw the switch
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
    If the file is readonly, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
  8. (sports) to intentionally lose a game
    The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.
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Noun

Singular
throw

Plural
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  1. The flight of a thrown object; as, a fast throw.
  2. A distance travelled; displacement; as, the throw of the piston.
  3. A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
  4. A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
    Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.
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References

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]

Etymology 2

From Old English þrāg, of unknown origin.

Noun

Singular
throw

Plural
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throw ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) A moment, time, occasion.
  2. (obsolete) A period of time; a while.

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