Synonyms of throw in English:

throw


See definition of throw

verb

1‘she threw their ball back’

SYNONYMS

hurl, toss, fling, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, dash, aim, direct, project, propel, send, bowl

informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung

North American informal peg

Australian informal hoy

NZ informal bish

ANTONYMS

catch, hold

2‘he threw the door open’

SYNONYMS

move quickly, move suddenly, push suddenly, push violently, thrust, fling, propel, shoot, slam, smack, bang, crash, thump, push, force

informal plonk

3‘a chandelier threw its bright light over the walls’

SYNONYMS

project, cast, send, give off, emit, radiate

4‘Cheryl drew back her fist and threw another punch’

SYNONYMS

deliver, give, land

ANTONYMS

pull

5‘she threw him a glance’

SYNONYMS

direct, cast, send, dart, shoot, bestow on, give

6‘he was thrown twice in the final round’

SYNONYMS

fell, throw to the ground, hurl to the ground, unbalance, bring down, floor, prostrate

7‘the horse threw his rider’

SYNONYMS

unseat, dislodge, upset, bring down

8‘his question threw me’

SYNONYMS

disconcert, unnerve, fluster, ruffle, flurry, agitate, harass, upset, disturb, discomfit, put off, put someone off their stroke, throw off balance, make nervous, discompose, discountenance, cause someone to lose their composure

perturb, unsettle, bother, affect, worry, disquiet, trouble, confuse

informal rattle, faze, put into a flap, throw into a tizz, discombobulate, shake up

9‘if only he could find the switch to throw’

SYNONYMS

operate, switch on, click on, engage, move

10‘the pots were thrown on a wheel’

SYNONYMS

shape, form, mould, fashion

11‘he threw a farewell party for them’

SYNONYMS

give, host, hold, have, provide, put on, lay on, arrange, organize


noun

1‘we were allowed two throws each’

SYNONYMS

lob, pitch, flip, shy, go

bowl, ball

hurl, toss, fling, cast

informal chuck, heave, sling

2‘drinks are only £1 a throw’

SYNONYMS

each, apiece, per item, for one


Phrases

    throw something away

      1‘he decided to throw away his textbooks and get some practical experience’

      SYNONYMS

      discard, throw out, dispose of, get rid of, do away with, toss out, scrap, throw on the scrapheap, clear out, remove, dispense with, lose, eliminate, dump, unload, jettison, shed, dismiss, expel, eject, weed out, root out

      recycle, break up, demolish, write off

      informal

      chuck, chuck away, chuck out, ditch, bin, junk, get shut of

      British informal

      get shot of, see the back of

      North American informal

      trash, shuck off, wreck

      ANTONYMS

      keep

      2‘Cambridge threw away a 15–0 lead’

      SYNONYMS

      squander, waste, fritter away, dissipate, run through, fail to exploit, make poor use of, lose, let slip

      informal

      blow, chuck something down the drain, pour something down the drain

      ANTONYMS

      exploit

    throw someone off

      ‘she thought she had thrown off her pursuer’

      SYNONYMS

      shake off, get away from, escape, elude, give someone the slip, leave behind, throw off the scent, dodge, lose, get rid of, rid oneself of

      outdistance, outstrip

      British informal

      get shot of

    throw something off

      ‘he shrugged, trying to throw off the pain’

      SYNONYMS

      get rid of, cast off, discard, shake off, drop, jettison, free oneself of, rid oneself of

    throw something on

      ‘she threw on her clothes’

      SYNONYMS

      put on quickly, pull on, drag on, don quickly, slip into

      throw
    throw someone out

      ‘Jim was thrown out when he climbed on to the stage’

      SYNONYMS

      expel, eject, evict, drive out, force out, oust, remove

      remove from office, remove from power, get rid of, depose, topple, unseat, overthrow, bring down, overturn, put out, drum out, thrust out, push out, turn out

      dismiss, dislodge, displace, supplant, show someone the door

      banish, deport, exile

      informal

      boot out, kick out, give someone the boot, defenestrate

      British informal

      turf out

    throw something out

      1‘I was continually having to throw out mouldy furniture’

      2‘his case was thrown out because an industrial tribunal was not entitled to deal with it’

      SYNONYMS

      reject, dismiss, turn down, say ‘no’ to, refuse, disallow, veto, squash

      informal

      give the thumbs down to, give the red light to

      3‘a thermal light bulb throws out a lot of heat’

      SYNONYMS

      radiate, emit, give off, send out, diffuse, disseminate, disperse

    throw someone over

      ‘he's going to throw you over for your sister’

      SYNONYMS

      abandon, leave, desert, discard, turn one's back on, cast aside, cast off

      jilt, break up with, finish with, leave in the lurch, leave high and dry, leave stranded

      informal

      dump, ditch, chuck, drop, walk out on, run out on, rat on, leave flat

      British informal

      give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off

      archaic

      forsake

    throw something together

      ‘I'm sorry about the tuna salad, I just sort of threw it together’

      SYNONYMS

      improvise, contrive, devise, throw together, cobble together, concoct, rig, jury-rig, put together

      British informal

      knock up

      informal

      whip up, fix up, rustle up

    throw up

      ‘she threw up in the gutter’

      SYNONYMS

      vomit, retch

      informal

      cough up, bring up, regurgitate

      informal

      heave, gag

      British informal

      be sick

      North American informal

      get sick

      informal

      puke, chunder, chuck up, hurl, spew, do the technicolor yawn, keck

      British informal

      honk, sick up, vom

      Scottish informal

      boke

      North American informal

      spit up, barf, upchuck, toss one's cookies, blow chunks

    throw something up

      ‘throwing up his career would have meant the end of financial support’

      SYNONYMS

      give up, abandon, relinquish, leave, eschew, abdicate

      informal

      quit, chuck, pack in, jack in