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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 ?
A key is thrown in, which unlocks the door, and in a spasm of rapture he tears off his chains and rushes away to find and rescue his lady love.
Pontellier, though she had married a Creole, was not thoroughly at home in the society of Creoles; never before had she been thrown so intimately among them.
said the white man, shaking his head like one on whom such an appeal to his justice was not thrown away.
I have locked the door and thrown the key down into the front path.
Carr, with his most serious aspect, "of you and Jessie in this matter; but it may be a serious thing to these young men to be thrown continually in the company of two attractive girls.
Then--as if the only barrier betwixt herself and the world had been thrown down, and a flood of evil consequences would come tumbling through the gap--she fled into the inner parlor, threw herself into the ancestral elbow-chair, and wept.
Some authors, indeed, do far more than this, and indulge themselves in such confidential depths of revelation as could fittingly be addressed only and exclusively to the one heart and mind of perfect sympathy; as if the printed book, thrown at large on the wide world, were certain to find out the divided segment of the writer's own nature, and complete his circle of existence by bringing him into communion with it.
I took it in good part, at the hands of Providence, that I was thrown into a position so little akin to my past habits; and set myself seriously to gather from it whatever profit was to be had.
I know not that l especially needed the lesson, either in the way of warning or rebuke; but at any rate, I learned it thoroughly: nor, it gives me pleasure to reflect, did the truth, as it came home to my perception, ever cost me a pang, or require to be thrown off in a sigh.
Velvet, wool, fur or fleece - each look great draped over your sofa, folded neatly on a side chest or thrown over the end of your bed.