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thrown

 (thrōn)
v.
Past participle of throw.

thrown

(θrəʊn)
vb
the past participle of throw

throw

(θroʊ)

v. threw, thrown, throw•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to propel from the hand by a sudden forward motion: to throw a ball.
2. to hurl or project (a missile), as a gun does.
3. to project or cast (light, a shadow, etc.).
4. to project (the voice).
5. to direct (one's voice) so as to appear to come from a different source, as in ventriloquism.
6. to direct or send forth (words, a glance, etc.).
7. to put into some place, condition, etc., as if by hurling: to throw someone into prison.
8.
a. to move (a lever or the like) in order to turn on, disconnect, etc., an apparatus or mechanism: to throw the switch.
b. to connect, engage, disconnect, or disengage by such a procedure: to throw the current.
9. to shape on a potter's wheel.
10. to deliver (a blow or punch.)
11. (in wrestling) to hurl (an opponent) to the ground.
12. to play (a card).
13. to lose (a game, race, or other contest) intentionally, as for a bribe.
14.
a. to cast (dice).
b. to make (a cast) at dice.
15. (of an animal, as a horse) to cause (someone) to fall off; unseat.
16. to give or host: to throw a lavish party.
17. (of domestic animals) to bring forth (young).
18. to twist (filaments) without attenuation in the production of yarn or thread.
19. to amaze or confuse: The dark glasses really threw me.
v.i.
20. to cast, fling, or hurl a missile or the like.
21. throw away,
a. to dispose of; discard.
b. to employ wastefully; squander.
c. to fail to use; miss (a chance, opportunity, etc.).
d. (of an actor) to speak (lines, a joke, etc.) casually or indifferently.
22. throw in,
a. to add as a bonus or gratuity.
b. to interject, as a comment.
c. to abandon (a hand) in a card game.
23. throw off,
a. to free oneself of; cast aside.
b. to escape from or delay, as a pursuer.
c. to give off; discharge.
d. to perform or produce with ease: to throw off a few jokes.
e. to confuse; fluster.
f. Australian Slang. to criticize or ridicule (usu. fol. by at).
24. throw out,
a. to cast away; discard; reject.
b. to cause (a runner in baseball) to be out by throwing the ball to a teammate who prevents the runner from reaching base safely.
c. to eject from a place, esp. forcibly.
d. to expel, as from membership in a club.
25. throw over, to forsake; abandon.
26. throw together,
a. to make hurriedly and haphazardly.
b. to cause to associate: bitter enemies thrown together by circumstance.
27. throw up,
a. to give up; relinquish.
b. to build hastily.
c. to vomit.
d. to point out, as an error.
e. (of a hawk) to fly suddenly upward.
n.
28. an act or instance of throwing or casting; cast; fling.
29. the distance to which something can be thrown: a stone's throw.
30.
a. the distance between the center of a crankshaft and the center of the crankpins, equal to one half of the piston stroke.
b. the distance between the center of a crankshaft and the center of an eccentric.
c. the movement of a reciprocating part in one direction.
31. the length of a beam of light: a spotlight with a throw of 500 feet.
32. a scarf, boa, shawl, or the like.
33. a lightweight blanket; afghan.
34. a cast of dice or the number thrown.
35. the act, method, or an instance of throwing an opponent in wrestling.
Idioms:
1. a throw, each: ordered four suits at $300 a throw.
2. throw in the sponge or towel, to concede defeat; give up.
3. throw oneself at, to strive to attract the interest or affections of.
4. throw oneself into, to engage in with energy and enthusiasm.
[before 1000; Middle English throwen, thrawen, Old English thrāwan to twist, turn, c. Old Saxon thrāian, Old High German drā(j)en, drāwen]
throw′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thrown - caused to fall to the ground; "the thrown rider got back on his horse"; "a thrown wrestler"; "a ball player thrown for a loss"
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
2.thrown - twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread; "thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
tangled - in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
References in classic literature ?
At the same instant I was thrown violently to the ground by the impact of something unseen in the smoke--some soft, heavy substance that seemed thrown against me with great force.
At a distance of less than thirty yards was my friend, down upon one knee, his head thrown back at a frightful angle, hatless, his long hair in disorder and his whole body in violent movement from side to side, backward and forward.
As for ourselves, not one of us knew how the bomb was thrown.
The earth was thrown in over his remains, and above it masses of rock were deposited, in rude resemblance to a tomb.
Some were for breaking it up then and there; others would have it dragged to the top of the rock on which the fortress stood, and then thrown down the precipice; while yet others were for letting it remain as an offering and propitiation for the gods.
The Scoodlers who had thrown their heads began to scramble down and run to pick them up, with wonderful quickness; but the one whose head Toto had stolen found it hard to get it back again.
This insistence in using the odious word arises from the fact that a particularly benighted landsman must imagine the act of anchoring as a process of throwing something overboard, whereas the anchor ready for its work is already overboard, and is not thrown over, but simply allowed to fall.
Then some of the wood that had been carelessly thrown down, caught fire and began to blaze.
It was still slippery with moisture, and appeared as if it had been but that moment thrown aside.
He wheeled round to the other side of the room and stood opposite to her, with the tips of his fingers in his pockets and his head thrown back, looking fiercely not at Rosamond but at a point a few inches away from her.
He and papa were in command of the troops at the Andaman Islands, so they were thrown a great deal together.
A few stones were thrown at long distances, and words of challenge passed between small warriors.