To throw down

Related to To throw down: To throw down the gauntlet
to subvert; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to throw down a fence or wall.

See also: Throw

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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During a meeting of the College of Commissioners, on 25 April, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said his institution is ready to throw down the gauntlet to all member states that call for cuts in the EU's long-term budget.
1.02 The Sir Clement Freud-owned A French Horse was the only runner to throw down a serious challenge to Nicky Henderson's runaway winner Aigle D'Or in the extended 2m3f novice hurdle at Lingfield.
Lima followed up his opening-round 67 with another consistent display to throw down the gauntlet to his rivals as the tournament reached its halfway mark in near-perfect conditions at the Nick Faldodesigned par-72 course.
Help up well in rear,he made good progress to throw down his challenge close home and landed the seven-furlong maiden contest despite runner-up Arous hanging into him throughout the final 200 yards.
If you're a high school athlete who can punt, pass and kick, then this spring could be your chance to throw down. The new National Girls Football Association (NGFA) will allow girls to play full-contact football against other all-female teams.
The Australian followed his first-round 65 with a seven-under-par 63 to throw down the gauntlet to his nearest challengers.
A 1904 treaty gave Bolivia duty-free access to the port, yet companies have been hesitant to throw down money during a past privatization attempt, since 60% of the traffic is coming from or going to Bolivia.