Translation of throw in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense threw past participle thrown
- 1 1.1(grenade/javelin)she threw her beer in his faceshe threw the ball backle tiró la cerveza a la carato throw somethingdevolvió la pelota
atsomething/somebodythey threw stones at the policetirarle algo aalgo/alguiento throw somethingle tiraron piedras a la policía tosomebodyto throw somebody somethingthrow me the keys!tirarle or (in Colombia, Mexico, Peru also) aventarle algo aalguienhe threw her a rope¡tírame or (in Colombia, Mexico, Peru also) aviéntame las llaves!le echó una cuerdaExample sentences1.2 to throw a six
sacar un seisExample sentences
- He said the boys threw lumps of concrete and bricks at his client's window and doors.
- In once lightening movement she threw a dagger from her boot towards the soldier.
- He palmed another stone and threw it again, with more force.
- It was an interruption of his concentration upon the interminable playing of dominoes, or cards, or throwing dice.
- The sample plot in Figure 1 is the outcome of a pair of dice thrown a large number of times.
- People are chattering and laughing; dice are being thrown; there is the constant clattering of mah-jong tiles.
- 2 (send, propel) (+ adverb complement) the blast threw him across the roomhe threw himself forwardla explosión lo hizo salir despedido al otro lado de la habitaciónshe threw herself out of the windowse tiró or echó hacia adelantethe storm threw the yacht onto the rocksse tiró or (in Colombia, Mexico, Peru also) se aventó por la ventanashe threw herself at her opponentla tormenta lanzó el yate contra las rocasto throw somebody into jailse le echó encima a su adversariose abalanzó sobre su adversarioto throw somebody out of workmeter a alguien preso or en la cárcelhis resignation threw them into confusionechar a alguien del trabajothe slightest thing throws him into a panicsu dimisión los dejó desorientadosI was thrown into a difficult situationpor la menor cosa se pone nerviosísimothis threw the country into civil warme metieron en un aprietoto throw oneself into a taskesto sumió al país en una guerra civilto throw oneself on o upon somebodymeterse de lleno en una tareato throw oneself on o upon somebody's mercyechársele encima a alguienabalanzarse sobre alguienwe were thrown entirely onto our own resourcesponerse a merced de alguienthe experience had thrown her onto the defensivequedamos totalmente abandonados a nuestros recursosto throw somebody to the lions o wolvesla experiencia la había hecho ponerse a la defensivaarrojar a alguien a las fierasExample sentences
- This is about the fifth time in three years that the place has been thrown into utter confusion.
- The airport, which had to be shut down for two hours, was thrown into confusion as news of the incident reached passengers.
- The next morning, Alexis woke early and was instantly thrown into confusion at the presence of the blanket.
- 3 3.1 (direct, aim) See examples: she threw him a warning lookyou can't solve the problem by throwing money at itle lanzó una mirada de advertenciaa remark thrown into the conversationel problema no lo vas a resolver gastando sin ton ni sonI'll throw the question over to the other teamun comentario que se deja caer en la conversación3.2 (project)le pasaré la pregunta al otro equipo(shadow/image)to throw one's voicethis throws suspicion on(to) the brotherproyectar la vozesto hace recaer las sospechas sobre el hermanoExample sentences
- The men cross the dunes; afternoon light throws long shadows onto the scrub.
- The light threw shadows around the cluttered room as I rubbed my eyes, and sighed at the lines on the drawing board.
- She watched the shadow that was thrown on the wall.
- He points it at them and uses it as a ventriloquist's dummy, throwing his voice into it and waggling it about to make it look as though they're talking.
- 4 4.1 (put, cast) See examples: she threw a blanket over himto throw emphasis on(to) somethingle puso or le echó una manta encimato throw blame on(to) something/somebodyponer énfasis en algothe responsibility was thrown onto meecharle la culpa a algo/alguien4.2 (set up, erect) See examples: to throw a cordon around somethingme hicieron responsableto throw a bridge across o over a riveracordonar algotender un puente sobre un río
- 5 5.1 (unseat) 5.2 (in wrestling)(opponent)Example sentences
- He had a small body but he did marvelous judo, and could throw larger opponents without using any power.
- The art also emphasizes throwing the opponent - much like in judo - as well as various arm locks.
- He had a disastrous opening performance on Monday in the wrestling, being thrown by Romeo, who took an early lead in the competition.
- Just before arriving in the village, her majesty's horse threw a shoe and she walked her animal the rest of the way to the stable to have it looked at.
- Horses throw shoes, eat food and destroy tack at an alarming rate.
- He added it was dangerous to have an eagle with a mounted hunt, as it could lead to a horse throwing a rider.
- The accident happened at 10.30 am last Saturday when a horse threw its rider, who wore a helmet.
- This horse likes to throw his riders; I knew he had something in store for me.
- 6 (disconcert) I was thrown by her questionno supe qué contestar a su preguntasu pregunta me desconcertóExample sentences
- But I wasn't, so I just carried on with the show, a little shaken and thrown.
- That's why I was so thrown off when the door suddenly opened and I ended up falling hard against something very warm.
- He is momentarily thrown by the comparison, but quickly warms to the topic.
- 7 he threw a fit/tantrumle dio un ataque/una pataletaExample sentences
- The throng enjoyed a huge party thrown by the host committee at the city's aquarium following Media Day.
- My brother's also throwing a huge party tonight and half the island's population will be there.
- His best friend Andy was throwing a huge Christmas party, and since he was home on break he decided to go.
- 8 (operate)(switch/lever)darle aExample sentences
- Danby reached for it, but Nikola stretched his hand out toward the device and threw a switch.
- At the trolley portal the operator had to manually throw the switch using a switch iron.
- When the parents arrive it's as if a switch has been thrown and behaviour patterns set back twenty or more years.
- 9(pot)modelar en un tornoExample sentences
- The pots are turned on a wheel, much as ceramic pots are thrown.
- Similarly, simple examination of a pottery vessel should reveal whether it was hand-coiled or thrown on a wheel.
- I used to throw on the wheel, but have let it go in favor of handbuilding.
- 11 (deliberately lose) [colloquial](fight/race)Example sentences
- I've been wondering for a while whether he was persuaded to take a bribe in return for throwing the match.
- The case is based on tapes of a conversation in which police say he discussed payments for himself and others in return for throwing a match.
- We are in no way imputing that he tried to bribe him to throw a match.
intransitive verb past tense threw past participle thrown
- 1 1.1 (of ball)(of javelin, discus)1.2 (of dice) it's your throwI had a throw of 7te toca tirarsaqué 7Example sentences1.3 (in wrestling)
- But it was made clear to him that his recommendation would be the final throw.
- It is a work like no other and, with the first performance taking place in 1761, is pretty much the final throw of the Baroque.
- Similarly, Calvary was the final throw in Satan's power-bid for world dominion.
- After a couple of years, adults become strong and have enough endurance to be ready to practice the more vigorous judo throws and pins.
- Though he was said to have a high judo rank, his throws didn't resemble judo techniques.
- Many of the throws in Judo will simply not work if you don't time them correctly.
- A steal from last June, the southpaw started the inning with a 93 mph fastball, the only velocity the pitch hit in four throws.
- By the way, whenever umpires are hit by throws, the ball remains alive and hopefully so does the umpire.
- They are happily engrossed in their game, though there is no audience to see and applaud a great throw or a neat catch or a lovely shot.
- 2 (American English) 2.1 (bedspread) 2.2 (shawl)Example sentences
- The home collection consists of soft furnishing products ranging from bed throws to duvet covers to cushions curtain panels and table linen.
- Stretching wide and stifling a yawn he threw back the several throws and duvets that covered him.
- I sit down on the low sofa, covered by an afghan throw.
- they were in the garden throwing a ball around
- 1.1 (to one side)
- 1.1 (discard) (card)
- we were thrown back on our wits/our own resources
- 1.1 (contribute)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (discard) 1.2 (reject)
- [colloquial] [dated]
- 1.1 (assemble) See examples: they threw together a plan
- 1verb + adverb + object 1.1 (raise) 1.2 (create, build)
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