Synonyms of throw in English:



  • 2 he threw the door open
    move quickly/suddenly, push suddenly/violently, thrust, fling, propel, shoot, slam, smack, bang, crash, thump, push, force
    informal plonk
  • 4 Cheryl drew back her fist and threw another punch
    deliver, give, land
    Cheryl drew back her fist and threw another punch
    [Antonyms] pull
  • 5 she threw him a glance
    direct, cast, send, dart, shoot, bestow on, give
  • 6 he was thrown twice in the final round
    fell, throw to the ground, hurl to the ground, unbalance, bring down, floor, prostrate
  • 9 if only he could find the switch to throw
    operate, switch on, click on, engage, move
  • 10 the pots were thrown on a wheel
    shape, form, mould, fashion


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throw something away

throw someone off

she thought she had thrown off her pursuer shake offget away fromescapeeludegive someone the slipleave behindthrow off the scentdodgeloseget rid ofrid oneself ofoutdistanceoutstripBritish informalget shot of

throw something off

he shrugged, trying to throw off the pain get rid ofcast offdiscardshake offdropjettisonfree/rid oneself of

throw something on

she threw on her clothes put on quicklypull ondrag ondon quicklyslip into

throw someone out

Jim was thrown out when he climbed on to the stage the government was thrown out after only eight months expelejectevictdrive outforce outoustremoveremove from office/powerget rid ofdeposetoppleunseatoverthrowbring downoverturnput outdrum outthrust outpush outturn outdismissdislodgedisplacesupplantshow someone the doorbanishdeportexile informalboot outkick outgive someone the bootBritish informalturf out

throw something out

  • 1 I was continually having to throw out mouldy furniture See
  • 2 his case was thrown out because an industrial tribunal was not entitled to deal with it
    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
    radiate, emit, give off, send out, diffuse, disseminate, disperse

throw someone over

he's going to throw you over for your sister abandonleavedesertdiscardturn one's back oncast asidecast offjiltbreak up withfinish withleave in the lurchleave high and dryleave stranded informaldumpditchchuckdropwalk out onrun out onrat onleave flatBritish informalgive someone the pushgive someone the elbowgive someone the big Ebin off archaicforsake

throw something together

I'm sorry about the tuna salad, I just sort of threw it together improvisecontrivedevisethrow togethercobble togetherconcoctrigjury-rigput togetherBritish informalknock up informalwhip upfix uprustle up

throw up

informal she threw up in the gutter vomitretchcough upbring upregurgitateheavegagBritishbe sickNorth Americanget sick informalpukechunderchuck uphurlspewdo the technicolor yawnkeckBritish informalhonksick upScottish informalbokeNorth American informalspit upbarfupchucktoss one's cookiesblow chunks

throw something up

throwing up his career would have meant the end of financial support give upabandonrelinquishresign (from)leaveeschewabdicate informalquitchuckpack injack in

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