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Definizione monolingua e traduzione throw



Inglese grammatica

throw


Verb

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. (ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
  5. (transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
  6. (transitive, computing) To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
    If the file is read-only, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
  7. (sports) to intentionally lose a game
    The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.
  8. (transitive, informal) To confuse or mislead.
    The deliberate red herring threw me at first.
    • 1999, Jan Blackstone-Ford, The Custody Solutions Sourcebook - Page 196
      ""Jann, why does he hate me so much?"" That question threw me. I was expecting a lunatic yelling profanities.
  9. (figuratively) To send desperately
    • 2010 December 28, Marc Vesty, “Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham”, BBC:
      Stoke threw men forward in numbers as they attempted to find a way back into the game, and Mark Schwarzer was forced into a low save from Huths close-range effort.
  10. (transitive) To imprison.
    • 1993, Margaret McKee, Fred Chisenhall, Beale black & blue: life and music on black Americas main street - Page 30
      The standard method of dealing with an addict was to arrest him, throw him into a cell, and leave him until the agonizing pangs of withdrawal were over.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
      The plot of Felix was quickly discovered, and De Lacey and Agatha were thrown into prison.
  11. To organize an event, especially a party.
    • 1986 March 1, “Bash Planned”, Evening News:
      And now, Clevelanders hoping to bring the Rock Roll Hall of Fame to their city are throwing a bash to commemorate the 34th birthday of disc Jockey Alan Freeds ""Moondog Coronation Ball"".
    • 1979, Working Mother - July 1979 Page 72[1]
      Should you be interested, for whatever reason, it will tell you how to throw a party for your 40-year-old husband or your 100-year-old great-grandmother. It also describes games that can be played at various kinds of parties...
  12. To roll (a die or dice).
    • 1844, Samuel Laing translating Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla
      The kings came to the agreement between themselves that they would cast lots by the dice to determine who should have this property, and that he who threw the highest should have the district. The Swedish king threw two sixes, and said King Olaf need scarcely throw.
  13. (transitive) To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.
    • 1844, Samuel Laing translating Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla
      The kings came to the agreement between themselves that they would cast lots by the dice to determine who should have this property, and that he who threw the highest should have the district. The Swedish king threw two sixes, and said King Olaf need scarcely throw.
  14. (transitive, bridge) To discard
    • 1990 January 4, “Sharp coup overcomes trump split”, The Washington Times:
      Declarer threw his queen of spades on the high diamond. He then won the last three tricks with his ace, queen and nine of hearts behind Easts jack third.
  15. (martial arts) To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.
  16. (transitive) To subject someone to verbally.
    • 2007 June 11, Claude Salhani, “Analysis: Irony of Bushs European tour”, UPI:
      In other European cities the president visited this week, people waited for his motorcade to pass to throw insults at him, requiring the police to intervene with batons, water cannons and tear gas.
  17. (transitive, said of animals) To give birth to.
    • 1916, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association: Volume 49
      At the end of the normal gestation period the cow threw two calf mummies as large as cats.
  18. (transitive, said of ones voice) To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.
    • 2005 April 13, Leon Neyfakh, “BOOKENDS: Will the Real Jonathan Safran Foer Please Stand Up”, Harvard Crimson:
      “Then, when I throw my voice, when I speak as someone whos quite different from me, it starts to feel very authentic.”
  19. (transitive) To show sudden emotion, especially anger.
    • 1996, New York Magazine Vol. 29, No. 32 - 19 Aug 1996; Entertaining Mrs Stone
      In 1975, pregnant with the second of her three children, she threw a hissy fit to get on a trip to Boston for elected officials.
    • 1991, Janet L. Davies, Ellen Hastings Janosik, Mental health and psychiatric nursing: a caring approach
      Bill runs into the kitchen and tells Dad that Erik is throwing a tantrum. He tells Bill to go back and watch his program and to ignore his brother. Fifteen minutes later, Erik is still screaming...
  20. (transitive) To project or send forth
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Warwick left the undertakers shop and retraced his steps until he had passed the lawyers office, toward which he threw an affectionate glance.
Noun

throw (plural throws)


  1. The flight of a thrown object; as, a fast throw.
  2. The act of throwing something.
  3. A distance travelled; displacement; as, the throw of the piston.
  4. A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
  5. A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
    Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.
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