Synonyms for throw

Grammar : Verb
Spell : throh
Phonetic Transcription : θroʊ

Top 10 synonyms for throw Other synonyms for the word throw

Définition of throw

Origin :
  • "to project, propel," c.1300, from Old English þrawan "to twist, turn writhe" (past tense þreow, past participle þrawen), from Proto-Germanic *thræ- (cf. Old Saxon thraian, Middle Dutch dræyen, Dutch draaien, Old High German draen, German drehen "to turn, twist;" not found in Scandinavian or Gothic), from PIE *tere- "to rub, turn, rub by turning, bore" (cf. Sanskrit turah "wounded, hurt," Greek teirein "to rub, rub away," Latin terere "to rub, thresh, grind, wear away," Old Church Slavonic tiro "to rub," Lithuanian trinu "to rub," Old Irish tarathar "borer," Welsh taraw "to strike").
  • Not the usual Old English word for "to throw" (weorpan, related to warp (v.) was common in this sense). The sense evolution may be via the notion of whirling a missile before throwing it. The sense of "put by force" (e.g. throw in jail) is first recorded 1560; that of "to confuse, flabbergast" is from 1844; that of "lose deliberately" is from 1868.
  • To throw the book at (someone) is 1932, from notion of judge sentencing a criminal from a law book full of possible punishments. To throw (one's) hat in the ring "issue a challenge," especially to announce one's candidacy, first recorded 1917. To throw up "vomit" is first recorded 1732.
  • verb propel something through the air
  • verb confuse
Example sentences :
  • Then he called for his servants and ordered them to throw the coffin into the Nile.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • In a moment, by one word, I can throw you back into the slough from whence I dragged you.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Take my bridle off the wall, you, Jeff, and throw it at my feet.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • She shivered a little; then tossed her head as if to throw off the disturbing thoughts.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • He said, 'Throw your handkerchief to whichever of us you love.'
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • He will throw himself into Clarissa's presence in the woodhouse.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Once he was about to throw open the door and try the effect of a surprise attack.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • And this idea of restraint was preying upon him, and he could not throw it off.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • I can throw him in the gutter as easy as I could them young ones, and he knows it.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Throw it over your shoulders, that you may have at least one dry garment.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle

Antonyms for throw

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