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  • n  the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    the catcher made a good throw to second base
  • n  a single chance or instance
    he couldn't afford $50 a throw
  • n  the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  • n  bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
  • n  casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
    he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice
  • v  propel through the air
    throw a frisbee
  • v  move violently, energetically, or carelessly
  • v  get rid of
  • v  place or put with great energy
  • v  convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  • v  cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
    throw the lever
  • v  put or send forth
  • v  to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
    throw the car into reverse
  • v  cause to be confused emotionally
  • v  utter with force; utter vehemently
    throw accusations at someone
  • v  organize or be responsible for
    have, throw, or make a party
  • v  make on a potter's wheel
  • v  cause to fall off
  • v  throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
  • v  be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

  • Second baseman Johnny Pesky's relay throw was late and one of baseball's most contended stories was born.
  • Never throw out campaign tchotchkes.
  • Her silhouettes throw themselves against the wall and don't blink.
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  • Edwin Jackson in
    It's one of those bittersweet moments. You throw a no-hitter and it's against your old team,Jackson said. "At least it's with a crowd that you've had accomplishment with."
  • Barack Obama in Indianapolis Star
    The movement has gained momentum since President-elect Barack Obama said in a "60 Minutes" interview last weekend that he plans "to throw my weight around a little bit" for an eight-team playoff.
  • Lance Armstrong in The Associated Press
    You can't take away the fact that he's probably the most talented guy to ever throw a leg over a bike ...... I don't have a problem saying that,Armstrong said. "What we saw last year was extremely impressive on all levels —...

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