A man throws a coconut on a beach in Ivory Coast (1)



  • To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
  • To eject or cause to fall off.
  • To move to another position or condition; to displace.
  • To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
  • to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
  • To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
  • To intentionally lose a game.
  • To confuse or mislead.
  • To send desperately.
  • To imprison.
  • To organize an event, especially a party.
  • To roll (a die or dice).
  • To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.
  • To discard.
  • To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.
  • To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.
  • To show sudden emotion, especially anger.
  • To project or send forth.
  • To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
  • To twist two or more filaments of (silk, etc.) so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.
  • To select (a pitcher); to assign a pitcher to a given role (such as starter or reliever).
  • To install (a bridge).
  • To twist or turn.
  • Synonym of pass
  • (of a punch or boxing combination) to deliver
  • To give birth to.


  • The flight of a thrown object.
  • The act of throwing something.
  • One's ability to throw.
  • A distance travelled; displacement.
  • A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
  • A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
  • Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.
  • The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.
  • A moment, time, occasion.
  • A period of time; a while.


Similar words


  • From Middle English throwen, thrawen, from Old English þrāwan, from Proto-West Germanic *þrāan, from Proto-Germanic *þrēaną, from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁-. Cognate with Scots thraw, West Frisian triuwe, Dutch draaien, Low German draien, dreien, German drehen, Danish dreje, Swedish dreja, Albanian dredh, Bulgarian изтърва́вам.
  • From Middle English throwe, alteration of thrawe, from Old English þrāwu, akin to Old English þrēa, þrōwan. More at throe.
  • From Middle English, from Old English þrāh, þrāg. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Gothic 𐌸𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽.

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