1 toss, cast, hurl, fling, sling, pitch, dash, propel, project, shy, bowl, send, launch, Colloq chuck:
He threw the ball to the batter with all his might.
2 cast, shed, project:
I was hoping you might throw some light on the subject. Coming events throw their shadow before them.
3 throw or bring down, floor, fell, knock down or over, overthrow, upset, overturn:
He threw the vase on the floor.
4 dismay, confound, confuse, dumbfound or dumfound, baffle, disconcert, unnerve, throw off or out, unsettle, put off, put (someone) off his or her or their stride or pace or stroke, Colloq discombobulate:
Her frank questions about my private life really threw me.
5 throw away. a discard, cast off, dispose of, jettison, get rid of, scrap, throw out, dispense with, Colloq dump, trash, chuck out, Slang ditch:
He is a hoarder, refusing to throw anything away.
(b) waste, squander, lose, forgo, fritter away, fail to exploit or take advantage of, Slang blow:
He threw away his last chance for a decent life when he left her.
6 throw off.
(a) eject, expel, emit, throw up or out:
The volcano throws off rocks every so often.
(b) shake off, rid or free (oneself) of, get rid of, reject, renounce, repudiate:
He finally managed to throw off his mother's pernicious influence.
(c) deceive, mislead, decoy, misguide, misdirect, distract, divert, bewilder, confound, confuse, Colloq flummox, bamboozle:
He doubled back to throw the dogs off.
(d) See 4, above.
7 throw out.
(a) radiate, emit, send forth, give out or off, diffuse, put out or forth, disseminate:
The substance throws out a greenish light.
(b) expel, eject, force out, evict, Colloq Brit turf out, Slang bounce:
Henry was thrown out of the pub for rowdy behaviour.
(c) See 5 (a), above.
(d) See 6 (a), above.
8 throw over. jilt, leave, abandon, desert, forsake, break or split up with, Colloq walk out on, chuck, drop:
She was heartbroken when he threw her over and married her sister.
9 throw up.
(a) vomit, spit up, puke, spew up, be sick; regurgitate, disgorge, Colloq heave (up):
He felt as if he was going to throw up.
(b) abandon, quit, leave, throw over, give up, relinquish, resign, renounce, Colloq chuck:
He threw up a perfectly good job to go and live on a boat.
(c) reveal, bring out or up, bring to the surface or the top, bring forward or forth, bring to light or to notice:
Their treachery was thrown up in high relief by the events that followed.
(d) throw or slap or knock together, jerry-build:
The house was thrown up overnight - and it looks like it.
(e) See 6 (a), above.
1 push, shove, drive, force, impel, ram, jam, butt, propel, prod, urge, press; shoulder, jostle, elbow:
A stranger thrust this note into my hand. She thrust her way through the crowd.
2 stab, plunge, stick, jab, poke; lunge:
He thrust the dagger into the man's back. She thrust at me with an ice pick.
3 Usually, thrust upon. press (upon or on), impose (upon or on), force (upon or on), urge (upon or on):
They were willing to help, but rather thought the problem had been thrust upon them.
4 shove, push, drive, lunge, poke, prod, stab:
He depended on his agility to avoid the thrusts of the rapier.
5 propulsion, force, power, energy:
The thrust of the photon engines drives the space ship at nearly the speed of light.