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throw down

vb
(intr)
a. to offer or accept a challenge to fight
b. to fight
n
a challenge, esp to physical or artistic competition
Translations

w>throw down

vt sep
(from a roof, the stairs etc) → herunterwerfen; throw down your guns!werfen Sie die Waffen weg!; to throw oneself down on the floorsich zu Boden werfen, sich auf den Boden fallen lassen; to throw oneself down on the sofasich aufs Sofa fallen lassen; it’s throwing it down (inf: = raining) → es gießt (in Strömen)
(fig) to throw down a challenge to somebodyjdn herausfordern
References in classic literature ?
One day his master came in and said, "Alfred, the stable smells rather strong; should not you give that stall a good scrub and throw down plenty of water?
Then the cocoa-nuts would be ripe for picking, and her cousins (like all the natives, Ata had a host of relatives) would swarm up the trees and throw down the big ripe nuts.
Jane Williams, 40, from Dyffryn Ardudwy in Gwynedd, is taking part in The Great Pottery Throw Down competition.
PICK OF THE DAY The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 9pm) T'S week three and the desperation to make pottery cool is positively oozing out of this latest format.
Also, watch predators catch their prey in The Hunt, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and amateur potters working their magic with clay in The Great Pottery Throw Down.
We previously reported that Kanye West is not too happy about Kim spending so much money in general, but when it comes to the dough she's about to throw down just to give birth to their firstborn, he may be cool with it.

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