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From Old English þrāwan, from Proto-Germanic *þrǣ-, from Proto-Indo-European *ter- (to rub, to rub by twisting, to twist, to turn). Cognate with Dutch draaien, German drehen.

to throw

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to throw (third-person singular simple present throws, present participle throwing, simple past threw, past participle thrown)

  1. (transitive) To cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
  2. (transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.
    throw a shoe
    throw a rod
    the horse threw its rider
  3. (transitive) To move to another position; to displace.
    throw the switch
  4. (veterinary) The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.
  5. (ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
  6. (transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
  7. (transitive, computing) To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
    If the file is readonly, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
  8. (sports) to intentionally lose a game
    The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.

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