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Synonyms for throw
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. throw

    To send is to cause to go or pass from one place to another, and always in fact or thought away from the agent or agency that controls the act. Send in its most common use involves personal agency without personal presence; according to the adage, "If you want your business done, go; if not, send;" one sends a letter or a bullet, a messenger or a message. In all the derived uses this same idea controls; if one sends a ball into his own heart, the action is away from the directing hand, and he is viewed as the passive recipient of his own act; it is with an approach to personification that we speak of the bow sending the arrow, or the gun the shot. To despatch is to send hastily or very promptly, ordinarily with a destination in view; to dismiss is to send away from oneself without reference to a destination; as, to dismiss a clerk, an application, or an annoying subject. To discharge is to send away so as to relieve a person or thing of a load; we discharge a gun or discharge the contents; as applied to persons, discharge is a harsher term than dismiss. To emit is to send forth from within, with no reference to a destination; as, the sun emits light and heat. Transmit, from the Latin, is a dignified term, often less vigorous than the Saxon send, but preferable at times in literary or scientific use; as, to transmit the crown, or the feud, from generation to generation; to transmit a charge of electricity. Transmit fixes the attention more on the intervening agency, as send does upon the points of departure and destination.

    Synonyms:
    cast, dart, delegate, depute, despatch, discharge, dismiss, drive, emit, fling, forward, hurl, impel, lance, launch, project, propel, send, sling, transmit

    Antonyms:
    bring, carry, convey, get, give, hand, hold, keep, receive, retain

    Preposition:
    To send from the hand to or toward (rarely at) a mark; send to a friend by a messenger or by mail; send a person into banishment; send a shell among the enemy.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. throw

    Synonyms:
    fling, cast, hurl, toss, project, propel

    Antonyms:
    retain, recal, revoke, hold, restrain, draw, haul

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thrownoun

    the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

    "the catcher made a good throw to second base"

    Synonyms:
    cam stroke, stroke

  2. thrownoun

    a single chance or instance

    "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"

    Synonyms:
    cam stroke, stroke

  3. throw, stroke, cam strokenoun

    the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, stroke

  4. thrownoun

    bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

    Synonyms:
    cam stroke, stroke

  5. throwverb

    casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

    "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

    Synonyms:
    cam stroke, stroke

  6. throwverb

    propel through the air

    "throw a frisbee"

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, flip, cast off, bewilder, shed, confound, bedevil, give, cast, thrust, drop, have, project, switch, hold, throw away, confuse, contrive, throw off, befuddle, shake off, bemuse, hurl, fox, make, fuddle

  7. throwverb

    move violently, energetically, or carelessly

    "She threw herself forwards"

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, flip, cast off, bewilder, shed, confound, bedevil, give, cast, thrust, drop, have, project, switch, hold, throw away, confuse, contrive, throw off, befuddle, shake off, bemuse, hurl, fox, make, fuddle

  8. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, dropverb

    get rid of

    "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

    Synonyms:
    roam, project, flip, overleap, spue, redact, strike down, fuddle, drift, put down, draw, send away, have, hold, fling, hurl, slough, mold, deteriorate, cast, rove, put, bedevil, roll, pour forth, befuddle, spend, omit, throw away, frame, moult, dangle, confound, vomit up, chuck out, mould, throw off, toss, throw up, expend, contrive, retch, purge, give, discombobulate, tramp, toss away, drip, disgorge, cat, cut down, dribble, thrust, overlook, stray, devolve, leave out, miss, shake, exuviate, bewilder, shed, fox, cast away, sink, shake off, chuck, pretermit, make, range, molt, vagabond, swan, unload, drop off, set down, fell, cast off, knock off, toss out, flatten, ramble, spill, neglect, cast aside, regurgitate, wander, vomit, throw out, hurtle, put away, escape from, spew, honk, dismiss, dispose, cast out, regorge, drop, drop down, switch, discharge, upchuck, send packing, be sick, swing, discard, barf, confuse, sick, couch, bemuse, degenerate, puke

  9. throw, thrustverb

    place or put with great energy

    "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, confound, fox, confuse, bedevil, cast off, thrust, stuff, have, push up, shove, make, switch, cast, flip, give, bemuse, lunge, befuddle, hurtle, squeeze, shake off, throw off, throw away, contrive, drop, bewilder, hurl, discombobulate, force, pierce, project, hold, shed

  10. give, throwverb

    convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture

    "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, thrust, impart, flip, pass on, bedevil, move over, return, establish, reach, present, have, fall in, make, pay, cast, project, gift, kick in, feed, break, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, founder, bemuse, devote, confound, hold, befuddle, pass, render, shake off, throw off, confuse, throw away, sacrifice, yield, turn over, fox, leave, shed, give way, bewilder, consecrate, hurl, discombobulate, generate, contribute, switch, cast off, afford, drop, contrive, hand

  11. throw, flip, switchverb

    cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

    "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, confound, twitch, flick, fox, exchange, confuse, swap, bedevil, cast off, thrust, flip-flop, have, shift, change, alternate, make, switch, cast, tack, leaf, pitch, flip, trade, sky, riffle, give, riff, swop, bemuse, hold, befuddle, thumb, shake off, throw off, toss, throw away, change over, flip over, turn over, contrive, drop, bewilder, flip out, hurl, discombobulate, switch over, project, interchange, shed

  12. project, cast, contrive, throwverb

    put or send forth

    "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"

    Synonyms:
    roam, project, flip, spue, redact, fuddle, drift, visualise, draw, cast off, have, image, wander, hurl, protrude, mold, cast, rove, put, bedevil, jut, throw away, frame, hold, confound, drop, vomit up, mould, roll, externalize, throw up, contrive, retch, purge, discombobulate, tramp, disgorge, cat, thrust, stray, stick out, propose, give, bewilder, shed, fox, fancy, shake off, make, devise, design, excogitate, see, range, vagabond, swan, visualize, picture, plan, chuck, formulate, ramble, forge, throw off, send off, befuddle, regurgitate, vomit, jut out, externalise, hurtle, envision, spew, honk, regorge, invent, switch, figure, upchuck, be sick, barf, confuse, sick, couch, bemuse, puke

  13. throwverb

    to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly

    "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, flip, cast off, bewilder, shed, confound, bedevil, give, cast, thrust, drop, have, project, switch, hold, throw away, confuse, contrive, throw off, befuddle, shake off, bemuse, hurl, fox, make, fuddle

  14. bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throwverb

    cause to be confused emotionally

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, stupefy, confound, baffle, stick, perplex, fox, get, confuse, mystify, flummox, cast off, thrust, beat, have, nonplus, make, switch, dumbfound, cast, flip, give, bemuse, hold, befuddle, amaze, shake off, throw off, gravel, throw away, contrive, drop, bewilder, hurl, discombobulate, vex, project, puzzle, bedevil, pose, shed

  15. hurl, throwverb

    utter with force; utter vehemently

    "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, cast off, bewilder, shed, confound, throw away, give, shake off, cast, thrust, drop, have, project, flip, hold, contrive, confuse, hurtle, throw off, befuddle, switch, bemuse, lunge, hurl, fox, make, bedevil, fuddle

  16. hold, throw, have, make, giveverb

    organize or be responsible for

    "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"

    Synonyms:
    render, realize, move over, cast, hold in, restrain, afford, experience, dedicate, get to, devote, cave in, name, confuse, accommodate, defy, shake off, produce, sacrifice, maintain, earn, progress to, entertain, make up, work, take, confine, take a crap, feature, drop, make, create, contain, deliver, shit, possess, pass water, hit, book, cook, arrive at, cause, wee-wee, do, consume, spend a penny, shed, thrust, stool, moderate, give birth, build, construct, induce, birth, founder, present, concur, open, pee, keep, guard, bind, wee, hold back, constitute, yield, bedevil, lay down, reach, establish, check, piddle, generate, draw, return, pull in, pee-pee, hurl, project, pay, throw off, keep back, go for, fuddle, form, ingest, gift, ease up, receive, prepare, attain, own, kick in, crap, support, accept, pretend, harbor, break, impart, realise, apply, bring in, contrive, fall in, obtain, hold, take for, fox, have got, confound, hold up, agree, concord, pass on, cast off, make believe, declare, ca-ca, adjudge, feed, piss, nurse, grant, let, withstand, get, score, hand, bemuse, urinate, oblige, bear, puddle, admit, defend, arrest, harbour, give way, contribute, deem, befuddle, take a shit, chip in, switch, ready, defecate, micturate, make water, fix, take in, view as, flip, clear, retain, reserve, have, halt, turn over, carry, collapse, obligate, discombobulate, suffer, stimulate, sustain, commit, take a leak, give, seduce, pass, gain, consecrate, relieve oneself, bewilder, prevail, control, nominate, throw away, leave, take hold, curb

  17. throwverb

    make on a potter's wheel

    "she threw a beautiful teapot"

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, flip, cast off, bewilder, shed, confound, bedevil, give, cast, thrust, drop, have, project, switch, hold, throw away, confuse, contrive, throw off, befuddle, shake off, bemuse, hurl, fox, make, fuddle

  18. throwverb

    cause to fall off

    "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, flip, cast off, bewilder, shed, confound, bedevil, give, cast, thrust, drop, have, project, switch, hold, throw away, confuse, contrive, throw off, befuddle, shake off, bemuse, hurl, fox, make, fuddle

  19. throwverb

    throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

    "Throw a six"

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, flip, cast off, bewilder, shed, confound, bedevil, give, cast, thrust, drop, have, project, switch, hold, throw away, confuse, contrive, throw off, befuddle, shake off, bemuse, hurl, fox, make, fuddle

  20. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateverb

    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

    "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, dun, confound, befuddle, mix up, fox, booze, flip, frustrate, blur, cast off, jumble, thrust, have, make, switch, fob, cast, crucify, flim-flam, obscure, flurry, torment, give, bemuse, drink, hold, put off, trick, shake off, throw off, pull a fast one on, confuse, throw away, play a joke on, play tricks, contrive, drop, play a trick on, bewilder, hurl, discombobulate, rag, project, disconcert, bedevil, shed, obnubilate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. throwverb

    Synonyms:
    cast, hurl, launch, fling, send, toss, pitch, sling, dart, lance, propel, SHY, jaculate, project, let fly

  2. throwverb

    Synonyms:
    put, spread

  3. throwverb

    Synonyms:
    overturn, prostrate, throw down, lay flat

  4. thrownoun

    Synonyms:
    fling, cast, toss

  5. thrownoun

    Synonyms:
    jigger, potter's wheel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. throwverb

    Synonyms:
    pitch, hurl, fling, cast, toss, sling, heave, overturn, prostrate, floor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "throw":

    lance, lay, shed, cast, launch, toss, drop, spear, discard, dump, lays

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How to use throw in a sentence?

  1. Jimmy Garoppolo:

    What are you supposed to say at that point? It’s an ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing. It was both of our faults, but whenever you throw an interception it’s always on the quarterback.

  2. Anthony Walker Jr.:

    Toughness, i'm not going to do my T.O.( Terrell Owens), ‘ that’s my quarterback, ’ but for real, that’s how I feel. Terrell Owens sucking it up every day for us, as a quarterback, can take a hit every play or has to throw the ball in so much pain, everything like that.

  3. Tom Bernard:

    He was a great manager, but it was a rough and tumble environment and he liked to throw a piece of meat in a cage and see who got it.

  4. James Pethokoukis:

    He also likes to do infrastructure. Fantastic, he can throw in some infrastructure in there as well. Doesn’t care about the debt? Who cares? Fine. So we have a massive tax cut, maybe massive infrastructure spending, a Donald Trump presidency during a recession – assuming that his trade conflict doesn’t cause the recession – might just be like the Democratic dream president.

  5. Panagiotis Zabetakis:

    We are running after the Europeans, hoping they throw us a bone which would suffice for a few months. I'm very disappointed.


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