throw

throw throw [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive]
1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem:

• There is no point throwing money at the pollution problem.

2. throw money away also throw good money after bad , throw money down the drain , throw money down a rat hole to waste money by spending it on something that has already failed:

• As the project devoured more than £4 million, we began to wonder if we were throwing money down the drain.

throw something → out phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to get rid of something that you do not want or need:

• They are throwing out their old mainframe computers.

2. to decide not to accept a plan, suggestion, or legal decision:

• The appeals court threw out the verdict.

• The bill was thrown out by the Senate.

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throw UK US /θrəʊ/ verb [T] (threw, thrown)
throw the book at sb — Cf. throw the book at sb
throw good money after bad — Cf. throw good money after bad
throw your hat into the ring — Cf. throw your hat into the ring
throw your money around — Cf. throw your money around
throw money at sth — Cf. throw money at sth
throw money down the drain — Cf. throw money down the drain
throw your weight around — Cf. throw your weight around
throw your weight behind sth — Cf. throw your weight behind sth
See also CURVEBALL(Cf. ↑curveball), THROW STH AWAY(Cf. ↑throw sth away), THROW STH IN(Cf. ↑throw sth in), THROW STH OUT(Cf. ↑throw sth out), THROW STH UP(Cf. ↑throw sth up)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Throw — Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L. terebra …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — [thrō] vt. threw, thrown, throwing [ME throwen, to twist, wring, hurl < OE thrawan, to throw, twist, akin to Ger drehen, to twist, turn < IE base * ter , to rub, rub with turning motion, bore > THRASH, THREAD, Gr teirein, L terere, to… …   English World dictionary

  • throw — ► VERB (past threw; past part. thrown) 1) propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand. 2) move or put into place quickly, hurriedly, or roughly. 3) project, direct, or cast (light, an expression, etc.) in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • throw on — To put on hastily • • • Main Entry: ↑throw * * * ˌthrow ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they throw on he/she/it throws on …   Useful english dictionary

  • Throw — Throw, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. [1913 Webster] He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke; a blow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — throw, cast, fling, hurl, pitch, toss, sling can all mean to cause to move swiftly forward, sideways, upward, or downward by a propulsive movement (as of the arm) or by means of a propelling instrument or agency. Throw, the general word, is often …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throw — throw; over·throw·al; throw·er; throw·ster; ca ·throw; …   English syllables

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Throw — Throw, v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. [1913 Webster] {To throw about}, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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