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Meaning of throw

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid
           movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good
           throw to second base"
      2: a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
      3: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating
         piece by a cam [syn: {throw}, {stroke}, {cam stroke}]
      4: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an
         afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
      5: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly;
         "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
      v 1: propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
      2: move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw
         herself forwards"
      3: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your
         clothes" [syn: {shed}, {cast}, {cast off}, {shake off},
         {throw}, {throw off}, {throw away}, {drop}]
      4: place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around
         the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
         [syn: {throw}, {thrust}]
      5: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical
         gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn:
         {give}, {throw}]
      6: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch
         on the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: {throw}, {flip},
      7: 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" [syn: {project}, {cast},
         {contrive}, {throw}]
      8: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or
         carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into
      9: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: {bewilder}, {bemuse},
         {discombobulate}, {throw}]
      10: utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw
          accusations at someone" [syn: {hurl}, {throw}]
      11: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have,
          throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: {hold},
          {throw}, {have}, {make}, {give}]
      12: make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
      13: cause to fall off; "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
      14: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
      15: 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" [syn: {confuse}, {throw}, {fox}, {befuddle},
          {fuddle}, {bedevil}, {confound}, {discombobulate}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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