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.
- Boris threw the ball to Carl. (launch)
- The government was thrown into a state of panic. (particular state)
phrasal verbs with throw list
Phrasal verbs with ‘throw’ include:
- throw at
meaning – throw towards a person/target
example – I packed up all his belongings and threw them at him when he got home.
- throw away
meaning – discard something
example – I’ve thrown away everything that reminds me of my ex.
- throw in
meaning – add something
example – I bought a car, and the dealer threw in a free MOT.
- throw off
meaning – quickly remove an item of clothing/ launch an object from another object
example – I can’t wait to throw off my dress and put my pyjamas on.
- throw on
meaning – quickly add an item of clothing/accessory
example – I threw some make-up on and left as quickly as I could.
- throw out
meaning – discard or be expelled
example – I’m going shopping! First, I need to throw out some of my old clothes.
- throw together
meaning – make something quickly
example – I forgot I have an assignment due tomorrow. I’ll have to throw one together this evening.
- throw up
meaning – vomit
example – The baby threw up all over my new blouse.
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘throw’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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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