Synonyms for throw

Synonyms for (noun) throw

Synonyms: throw

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

Usage: the catcher made a good throw to second base

Similar words: actuation, propulsion

Definition: the act of propelling


Synonyms: throw

Definition: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

Usage: he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice

Similar words: gambling, gaming, play

Definition: the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

Usage: his gambling cost him a fortune; there was heavy play at the blackjack table


Synonyms: throw

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

Similar words: bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding

Definition: coverings that are used on a bed


Synonyms: stroke, throw, cam stroke

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

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: throw

Definition: a single chance or instance

Usage: he couldn't afford $50 a throw

Similar words: chance, opportunity

Definition: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

Usage: the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington; now is your chance

Synonyms for (verb) throw

Synonyms: throw, bedevil, befuddle, discombobulate, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle

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

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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: give, throw

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

Usage: Throw a glance; She gave me a dirty look

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: hurl, throw

Definition: utter with force; utter vehemently

Usage: hurl insults; throw accusations at someone

Similar words: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to

Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse


Synonyms: throw

Definition: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

Usage: Throw a six

Similar words: release, turn

Definition: let (something) fall or spill from a container

Usage: turn the flour onto a plate


Synonyms: throw, thrust

Definition: place or put with great energy

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

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: throw

Definition: propel through the air

Usage: throw a frisbee

Similar words: impel, propel

Definition: cause to move forward with force

Usage: Steam propels this ship


Synonyms: throw, switch, flip

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

Usage: switch on the light; throw the lever

Similar words: lock, mesh, operate, engage

Definition: keep engaged

Usage: engaged the gears


Synonyms: shake off, shed, drop, cast, cast off, throw, throw away, throw off

Definition: get rid of

Usage: he shed his image as a pushy boss; shed your clothes

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: throw

Definition: cause to fall off

Usage: The horse threw its inexperienced rider

Similar words: dislodge, bump

Definition: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

Usage: The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space


Synonyms: cast, contrive, throw, project

Definition: put or send forth

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

Similar words: send, direct

Definition: cause to go somewhere

Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation


Synonyms: throw

Definition: make on a potter's wheel

Usage: she threw a beautiful teapot

Similar words: forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

Definition: make something, usually for a specific function

Usage: She molded the rice balls carefully; Form cylinders from the dough; shape a figure; Work the metal into a sword


Synonyms: make, have, hold, give, throw

Definition: organize or be responsible for

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

Similar words: direct

Definition: be in charge of


Synonyms: discombobulate, bemuse, bewilder, throw

Definition: cause to be confused emotionally

Similar words: discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

Definition: cause to lose one's composure


Synonyms: throw

Definition: move violently, energetically, or carelessly

Usage: She threw herself forwards

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: throw

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

Usage: Jane threw dinner together; throw the car into reverse

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point