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throw
British English: /θrəʊ/
American English: /θroʊ/

Translation of throw in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (Sport, Games)
    (in football)
    lancio (masculine) tiro (masculine)
    (of javelin, discus etc.)
    lancio (masculine)
    (in judo, wrestling etc.)
    atterramento (masculine)
    a throw of 70 m
    un lancio da 70 m
    he won with a throw of six
    ha vinto con un sei
    whose throw is it?
    (in ball game)
    a chi tocca tirare?
    (with dice)
    a chi tocca lanciare?
  • 2 [informal] (each)CDs £5 a throw!
    i CD a 5 sterline l'uno!

transitive verb pass. threw p.pass. thrown

  • 1 (project)
    (with careful aim)
    lanciare (at a)
    (downwards)
    gettare
    (with violence) (explosion, impact)
    scagliare
    she threw the ball in(to) the air, across the pitch, over the wall
    lanciò la palla in aria, dall'altra parte del campo, oltre il muro
    he threw the javelin 80m
    lanciò il giavellotto a 80m
    throw the ball up high
    lancia la palla in alto
    throw the ball back to me!
    rilanciami la palla!
    he was thrown across the street, to the floor by the explosion
    l'esplosione lo scaraventò dall'altra parte della strada, a terra
    he threw a log on the fire, his coat on a chair
    gettò un ciocco nel fuoco, il cappotto su una sedia
    she threw her apron over her head
    si gettò il grembiule in testa
    she threw her arms around my neck
    mi gettò le braccia al collo
    the police threw a cordon around the house [figurative]
    la polizia formò un cordone attorno alla casa
    he was thrown clear and survived
    è stato scaraventato fuori ed è sopravvissuto
    two jockeys were thrown
    due fantini sono stati disarcionati
    he threw his opponent in the third round
    al terzo round ha mandato l'avversario al tappeto
    to throw a six
    (in dice)
    fare sei
  • 2 [figurative] (direct)
    dare (punch, glance, look) (at a)
    fare (question) (at a)
    mandare (kiss)
    proiettare (image, light, shadow) (on su)
    fare (shadow) (on su)
    we are ready for all the challenges, problems that Europe can throw at us [figurative]
    siamo pronti ad affrontare tutte le sfide, tutti i problemi che l'Europa ci può riservare
    to throw money at a project, problem
    destinare denaro per un progetto, un problema
    there's no point in just throwing money at it
    i soldi da soli non bastano a risolvere il problema
    to throw suspicion on somebody, something
    fare nascere dei sospetti su qualcuno, qualcosa
    to throw doubt on somebody, something
    sollevare dubbi su qualcuno, qualcosa
    the company has thrown the full weight of its publicity machine behind the case
    la società ha riversato tutto il peso dell'apparato pubblicitario sull'affare
  • 3 [figurative] (disconcert) the question completely threw me
    la domanda mi ha confuso completamente o mi ha davvero messo in imbarazzo
    I was thrown by the news to throw [something, somebody] into confusion o disarray
    mettere confusione in (meeting, group)
    confondere (people)
  • 4 (Technology) (activate)
    azionare (switch, lever)
    the operator threw the machine into gear
    l'operatore mise in moto la macchina
  • 5 [informal] (indulge in, succumb to)to throw a fit, tantrum [figurative]
    uscire dai gangheri o andare in collera
  • 8 (Architecture, Engineering)
    costruire (bridge) (over su)
  • 9 (Veterinary science) (give birth to)
    partorire (calf)

intransitive verb pass. threw p.pass. thrown

  • fare un lancio

reflexive verb pass. threw p.pass. thrown

  • to throw oneself (onto floor, bed, chair)
    gettarsi (onto su)
    to throw oneself to the ground
    gettarsi a terra
    to throw oneself off a building, in front of a train
    buttarsi giù da un palazzo, sotto un treno
    to throw oneself at somebody's feet
    gettarsi ai piedi di qualcuno
    to throw oneself at somebody
    buttarsi nelle braccia di qualcuno (also [figurative])
    to throw oneself into
    buttarsi in (river, sea)
    [figurative]
    tuffarsi in (work, project)

Idioms

it's throwing it down! to throw in one's lot with somebody

(British English) [informal]
sta piovendo a dirotto!
condividere la sorte di qualcuno

to throw in the sponge o towel

Phrasal verbs

throw around

throw about:

1 throw [something] around 1.1to throw a ball around
passarsi la palla
1.2 [figurative]
lanciare (ideas)
fare (names, references)
to throw money around
sperperare denaro
2 throw oneself around
dimenarsi

throw aside:

1 throw aside [something], throw [something] aside 1.1
lanciare da una parte (books, documents)
1.2 [figurative]
non rispettare (moral standards, principles)
2 throw [somebody] aside

throw away:

1 throw away (Games) 2 throw [something] away, throw away [something] 2.1
buttare (via) (rubbish, unwanted article)
2.2 [figurative] (waste)
buttare via (chance, opportunity, life)
sprecare (money)
he threw away any advantage he might have had
non ha saputo approfittare dei vantaggi che poteva averne
she's really thrown herself away on him
è veramente sprecata con lui
2.3 [figurative] (utter casually)
buttare là (remark, information)

throw back:

throw back [something], throw [something] back
ributtare in acqua (fish)
rilanciare (ball)
we have been thrown back on our own resources [figurative]
abbiamo dovuto ricorrere a mezzi propri
throw your shoulders back
stai con le spalle indietro

throw down:

throw down [something], throw [something] down 1.1 (cause to fall)
buttare giù (building)
1.2 (put down)
buttare con forza
to throw down the gauntlet [figurative]
lanciare il guanto di sfida

throw in:

throw in [something], throw [something] in 1.1 (Business) (give free)
omaggiare di (extra product)
a vacuum cleaner with the attachments thrown in
un aspirapolvere con accessori inclusi
1.2 (add) throw in a few herbs (Cookery)
aggiungete qualche sapore
thrown in for good measure
aggiunto per fare buon peso o per soprammercato
1.3 (contribute)
fare (remark)
dare (suggestion)

throw off:

1 throw off [something], throw [something] off 1.1 (take off)
togliere in fretta (clothes, bedclothes)
1.2 [figurative] (cast aside)
liberarsi di (cold, handicap, pursuers)
sbarazzarsi di (burden)
abbandonare (tradition)
uscire da (depression)
1.3 [figurative] (compose quickly)
buttare giù (poem, music)
2 throw off [somebody], throw [somebody] off (eject from train, bus, plane)
scaricare (person)

throw on:

throw on [something], throw [something] on (put on)
infilare in fretta (clothing)

throw open:

throw open [something], throw [something] open 1.1
spalancare (door, window)
1.2 [figurative] (to public)
aprire al pubblico (facility, tourist attraction)
to throw a discussion open
dichiarare aperta una discussione

throw out:

1 throw out [somebody, something], throw [somebody, something] out
(eject)
gettare, buttare via (rubbish)
(from bar etc.)
buttare fuori (person) (of da)
(from membership)
espellere, mandare via (person) (of da)
to be thrown out of work
2 throw out [something], throw [something] out 2.1 (extend)throw your arms out in front of you
stendete le braccia in avanti
throw your chest out
petto in fuori
2.2 (reject)
respingere, cestinare (application, case, plan)
opporsi a (decision)
(Politics)
respingere (bill)
2.3
(utter peremptorily)
uscirsene con, buttare là, lì (comment) (casually)
he just threw out some comment about wanting…
se ne è appena uscito dicendo che voleva…
3 throw [somebody] out (mislead) that's what threw me out
è quello che mi ha lasciato sconcertato

throw over

(British English) [informal] throw over [somebody], throw [somebody] over she's thrown him over for another man
l'ha mollato per un altro uomo

throw together:

1 throw [somebody] together
(fate, circumstances)
fare incontrare (people)
2 throw [something] together
raffazzonare (artefact, meal, entertainment)
mettere insieme (ingredients)

throw up:

1 throw up [informal] 2 throw up [something], throw [something] up 2.1 [informal] (abandon)
lasciare (job, post)
2.2 (reveal)
fare conoscere (fact)
esporre (idea, problem, findings)
creare, erigere (obstacle)
tirare fuori (question, statistic)
2.3 (emit)
mandare fuori (smoke)
erogare (spray)
eruttare (lava)
2.4 (toss into air)
(car)
fare schizzare (stone)
(person)
alzare (arms)
lanciare (ball)
to throw up one's hands in horror
alzare le braccia con orrore
2.5 (open)
spalancare (window)
2.6 (vomit)
vomitare (meal)

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