throw

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθrəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/θroʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thrō)


Inflections of 'throw' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
throws
v 3rd person singular
throwing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
threw
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
thrown
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

throw

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. throw the [ball, frisbee, javelin]
  2. throw the [ball] [at him, to him]
  3. throw around the [ball]
  4. throw the [ball] around
  5. throw back the [ball]
  6. throw the [ball] back
  7. throw out the [junk mail, old receipts, bills]
  8. throw the [junk mail] out
  9. throw up [from the food, in the toilet]
  10. throw out the [ideas, suggestions]
  11. throw away the [garbage, junk]
  12. throw the [garbage] away
  13. throw off his [game, concentration]
  14. throw off the [police, investigators]
  15. was thrown off by the [question, tactics]
  16. was completely thrown by his [question]
  17. throw yourself from a [bridge, building]
  18. throw it off off a [bridge]
  19. throw a [party, celebration]
  20. threw the [switch, circuit breaker]
  21. throw the first punch
  22. throw [stones, rocks] at
  23. throw your hands [up, in the air]
  24. throw a dart (at)
  25. threw a glance at
  26. threw him [an evil, a dirty] look
  27. throw in the towel
  28. throw the [game, fight, competition]
  29. throw in [a meal, floor mats, a smartphone]
  30. throw your [money, power] around
  31. throw around ideas
  32. throw your voice
  33. throw a [fit, hissy fit, tantrum]
  34. throw caution to the wind
  35. throw him under the bus
n
  1. a [long, short, perfect, hard, strong, quick] throw
  2. an [overarm, underarm] throw
  3. a [shoulder, hip, waist, leg] throw
  4. won the fight with a [shoulder] throw
  5. was [struck, run] out by a perfect throw
  6. a throw from the [pitcher, fielder, quarterback]
  7. a throw from [infield, outfield, the boundary]
  8. could have been anyone's throw
  9. the throw is (up) in the air
  10. the throw of the dice
  11. [wash, clean] the [bed, sofa, chair] throw
  12. [knit, crochet, make] a throw (for)
  13. the [suits, computers, tickets] cost $400 a throw!
  14. the [light, beam, spotlight] has a [500]-meter throw
n as adj
  1. throw [pillows, cushions]
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