What does ‘throw’ mean?

The word ‘throw’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to launch an object through the air or quickly send into a particular state.

For example:

  • Boris threw the ball to Carl. (launch)
  • The government was thrown into a state of panic. (particular state)

Throw is an irregular verb. The past tense is threw and the past participle is thrown.

phrasal verbs with throw

Phrasal verbs with ‘throw’ include:

  • Throw at (launce towards target)
  • Throw away (discard)
  • Throw in (add)
  • Throw off (quickly remove)
  • Throw on (quickly add)
  • Throw out (discard)
  • Throw together (make something quickly)
  • Throw up (vomit)
phrasal verbs with throw

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘throw’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with throw - throw at
phrasal verbs with throw - throw away
phrasal verbs with throw - throw in
phrasal verbs with throw - throw off
phrasal verbs with throw - throw on
phrasal verbs with throw - throw out
phrasal verbs with throw - throw together
phrasal verbs with throw - throw up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with throw below.

idioms with verbs – THROW

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with throw, how about learning the idioms with throw too?

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