Translation of throw in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense of/pasado de threw past participle of/participio pasado de, thrown)
- 1 1.1 [ball/stone] tirar, aventar* (Colombia) (Mexico/México) (Peru/Perú) ; [grenade/javelin] lanzar*; [bomb] arrojar, tirar she threw her beer in his face le tiró la cerveza a la cara she threw the ball back devolvió la pelota to throw sth
atsth/sb tirarle algo aalgo/algn they threw stones at the police le tiraron piedras a la policíato throw sth tosb to throw sb sth tirarle or (in Colombia, Mexico, Peru also/en Colombia, México, Perú también) aventarle* algo aalgn throw me the keys! ¡tírame or (in Colombia, Mexico, Peru also/en Colombia, México, Perú también) aviéntame las llaves! he threw her a rope le echó una cuerdaExample sentences1.2 [dice] echar, tirar to throw a six sacar* un seis
- 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/+ adverbio predicativo) the blast threw him across the room la explosión lo hizo salir despedido al otro lado de la habitación he threw himself forward se tiró or echó hacia adelante she threw herself out of the window se tiró or (in Colombia, Mexico, Peru also/en Colombia, México, Perú también) se aventó por la ventana the storm threw the yacht onto the rocks la tormenta lanzó el yate contra las rocas she threw herself at her opponent se le echó encima a su adversario, se abalanzó sobre su adversario to throw sb into jail meter a algn preso or en la cárcel to throw sb out of work echar a algn del trabajo his resignation threw them into confusion su dimisión los dejó desorientados the slightest thing throws him into a panic por la menor cosa se pone nerviosísimo I was thrown into a difficult situation me metieron en un aprieto this threw the country into civil war esto sumió al país en una guerra civil to throw oneself into a task meterse de lleno en una tarea to throw oneself on o upon sb echársele encima a algn, abalanzarse* sobre algn to throw oneself on o upon sb's mercy ponerse* a merced de algn we were thrown entirely onto our own resources quedamos totalmente abandonados a nuestros recursos the experience had thrown her onto the defensive la experiencia la había hecho ponerse a la defensiva to throw sb to the lions o wolves arrojar a algn 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) she threw him a warning look le lanzó una mirada de advertencia you can't solve the problem by throwing money at it el problema no lo vas a resolver gastando sin ton ni son a remark thrown into the conversation un comentario que se deja caer en la conversación I'll throw the question over to the other team le pasaré la pregunta al otro equipo 3.2 (project) [shadow/image] proyectar to throw one's voice proyectar la voz this throws suspicion on(to) the brother esto 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) she threw a blanket over him le puso or le echó una manta encima to throw emphasis on(to) sth poner* énfasis en algo to throw blame on(to) sth/sb echarle la culpa a algo/algn the responsibility was thrown onto me me hicieron responsable 4.2 (set up, erect) to throw a cordon around sth acordonar algo to throw a bridge across o over a river tender* un puente sobre un río
- 5 5.1 (unseat) [horse] desmontar, tirar 5.2 (in wrestling) [opponent] derribarExample 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) desconcertar* I was thrown by her question no supe qué contestar a su pregunta, su 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 [party] hacer*, dar* he threw a fit/tantrum le 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] tornear, 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.
- 10 (give birth to) [calf/foal] parir
- 11 (deliberately lose) [colloquial/familiar] [fight/race] perder* ([ deliberadamente ])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/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de threw past participle of/participio pasado de, thrown)
throw around( (in British English also/en inglés británico también) throw about verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento) they were in the garden throwing a ball around estaban en el jardín jugando con or pasándose una pelota we threw around a few ideas intercambiamos algunas ideas we were thrown around in the back of the van nos íbamos sacudiendo en la parte de atrás de la camioneta to throw one's money around despilfarrar or derrochar el dinero
throw asideverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (to one side) [logs/stones/person] echar a un lado 1.2 (push back) [sheets/blankets] echar hacia atrás
throw awayverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (discard) [can/paper] tirar (a la basura), botar (a la basura) (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) [card] [Games/Juegos] tirar 1.2 (waste) [opportunity] desaprovechar, desperdiciar; [money] malgastar, despilfarrar, tirar, botar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) ; [advantage/life] desperdiciar to throw money away
throw backverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [ball] devolver* he threw the question back at them les devolvió la pregunta she threw my advice straight back at me desdeñó or despreció mis consejos she threw back at me everything I'd said me echó en cara todo lo que había dicho 1.2 (pull back) [curtains] (des)correr; [bedclothes] echar atrás 1.3 (repulse) [enemy/invader] rechazar*, hacer* retroceder our troops threw back the assault nuestras tropas repelieron el ataque
throw back onverb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) we were thrown back on our wits/our own resources tuvimos que valernos de nuestro ingenio/nuestros recursos
throw downverb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento [object] tirar, lanzar* ([ hacia abajo ]); [challenge] lanzar*
throw inverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (contribute) [remark] hacer* that's even better, threw in Bob —mejor aún —terció or agregó or añadió Bob 1.2 (include) take them all and I'll throw this radio in free! si los lleva todos, le doy esta radio de regalo or de ñapa or (in Southern Cone, Peru also/en Cono Sur, Perú, también) de yapa 1.3 [Sport/Deporte] [ball] sacar* to throw in the sponge o towel tirar la esponja or la toalla
throw offverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [jacket/hat] quitarse ([ rápidamente ]) 1.2 (rid oneself of) [habit] quitarse; [illness] quitarse; [pursuer] despistar, zafarse de; [doubts/anxiety/burden] librarse de, deshacerse* de 1.3 (confuse) confundir 1.4 (perform) we threw off a few songs les cantamos unas canciones something I threw off in a quarter of an hour algo que compuse ( or escribí or pinté etc) en un cuarto de hora
throw onverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [coat/shirt] echarse encima, ponerse* ([ rápidamente ]) 1.2 [wood/coal] echar
throw out verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (discard) tirar (a la basura), botar (a la basura) (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) 1.2 (reject) [bill/proposal] rechazar* 1.3 (in baseball) [runner] sacar*, poner* en out 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (expel, eject) echar; (out of college, country) expulsar, echar; [Sport/Deporte] expulsar his father threw him out of the house el padre lo echó de la casa 1.2verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 3.1 (thrust forward) to throw out one's chest sacar* pecho 3.2 (emit) [heat] dar*, despedir* 3.3 (utter, put forward) [remark] dejar caer; [suggestion] hacer*; [idea] proponer* 1.3verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (confuse) (British English/inglés británico) [person] confundir, hacer* equivocar; [calculations/arrangements] desbaratar
throw oververb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] [lover] dejar (plantado), plantar [colloquial/familiar]
throw togetherverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (assemble) they threw together a plan improvisaron un plan he can throw a meal together in minutes en unos minutos te prepara or te improvisa una comida I just threw a few things together and we left metí un par de cosas en una bolsa y nos fuimos 1.2 (bring into contact) we were thrown together on the journey nos tocó ir juntos en el viaje fate had thrown us together había querido el destino que nuestros caminos se cruzaran
throw up verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (raise) [hands] levantar, alzar* 1.2 (create, build) [building/fortifications] levantar ([ rápidamente ]); [cloud of dust] levantar 1.3 (produce) [results] arrojar, dar*; [demand] producir*; [difficulty] presentar; [writers/scientists] producir* 1.4 (bring to light) [facts/discrepancies] revelar (la existencia de), poner* en evidencia 1.5 (abandon) [colloquial/familiar] [job/studies] dejar 1.6 (vomit) [colloquial/familiar] devolver*, arrojar, vomitar 1.1 verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (vomit) [colloquial/familiar] devolver*, arrojar, vomitar
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