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throw British & World English

Propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand

put someone off the scent British & World English

Mislead someone in the course of a search or investigation

roll of the dice British & World English

A risky attempt to do or achieve something

have a fit British & World English

Be very shocked or angry

cast the first stone British & World English

Be the first to make an accusation (used to emphasize that a potential critic is not wholly blameless)

fling one's cap over the windmill British & World English

Act recklessly or unconventionally

throw-in British & World English

An act of throwing the ball from the sideline to restart play after the ball has gone into touch

throw rug British & World English

Another term for scatter rug.

throw off British & World English

Begin hunting

throw-off British & World English

The release of the hounds at the start of a hunt

throw shade British & World English

Publicly criticize or express contempt for someone

free throw British & World English

An unimpeded attempt at a goal awarded to a player following a foul or other infringement

throw-over British & World English

Denoting a bedspread or other large piece of cloth used as a loose-fitting decorative cover for a piece of furniture

throw shapes British & World English

Dance to popular music

throw pillow British & World English

A small decorative pillow placed on a chair or couch

throw light on British & World English

Help to explain (something) by providing further information about it

throw money at British & World English

Try to solve (a problem) by recklessly spending money on it, without due consideration of what is required

throw someone out British & World English

Expel someone unceremoniously from a place, organization, or activity

throw someone over British & World English

Abandon or reject someone as a lover

throw something up British & World English

Abandon or give up something, especially one’s job

throw oneself at British & World English

Appear too eager to become the sexual partner of

throw something in British & World English

Include something free with a purchase

throw oneself into British & World English

Start to do (something) with enthusiasm and vigour

throw oneself on British & World English

Attack someone vigorously

throw the book at British & World English

Charge or punish (someone) as severely as possible

throw something open British & World English

Make something accessible

throw something out British & World English

Discard something as unwanted

throw people together British & World English

Bring people into contact, especially by chance

throw away the key British & World English

Used to suggest that someone who has been put in prison should or will never be released

throw in the towel British & World English

(Of boxers or their seconds) throw a towel (or sponge) into the ring as a token of defeat

throw of the dice British & World English

A risky attempt to do or achieve something

throw something away British & World English

Discard something as useless or unwanted

throw something down British & World English

(Especially of a DJ, rapper, or similar artiste) play or perform a piece of music

throw something off British & World English

Rid oneself of something

throw shade in shade British & World English

Publicly criticize or express contempt for someone

throw someone a bone British & World English

Do something to appease someone, typically by making a minor concession or helping them in a small way

throw cold water on British & World English

Be discouraging or negative about

throw something together British & World English

Make or produce something hastily, without careful planning or arrangement

throw one's hand in British & World English

Withdraw from a card game, especially poker, because one has a poor hand

throw up one's hands British & World English

Raise both hands in the air as an indication of one’s exasperation

throw a lifeline to British & World English

Provide (someone) with a means of escaping from a difficult situation

throw shapes in shape British & World English

Dance to popular music

have a fit in fit2 British & World English

Be very shocked or angry

throw something in in throw British & World English

Include something free with a purchase

throw something up in throw British & World English

Abandon or give up something, especially one’s job

throw something overboard British & World English

Abandon or discard something


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