Phrasal Verbs with 'Throw'

Throw away

Discard something when no longer needed

Example: I THREW the alarm clock AWAY because it had stopped working.

Throw in

Join, accompany

Example: May I THROW IN with you? My companions left me behind.

Throw in

Add something to a deal

Example: They THREW IN a printer so I bought it from them.

Throw off

Remove item of clothing quickly

Example: I THREW OFF my shoes and flopped on the settee.

Throw off

Get rid of

Example: It took me ages to THROW OFF the cold.

Throw off

Produce light or heat

Example: The lamp THROWS OFF a lot of heat.

Throw on

Put clothes on quickly

Example: I THREW ON a jacket and rushed outside.

Throw out

Get rid of

Example: I THREW OUT all my old clothes to make some space in my wardrobe.

Throw out


Example: Edward slipped on the ice and THREW OUT his shoulder.

Throw out


Example: The committee THREW the proposal OUT.

Throw out

Produce heat, fumes

Example: The car THROWS OUT a lot of smoke.

Throw out


Example: The school THREW him OUT for smoking.

Throw over

End a relationship with someone

Example: She THREW me OVER last year.

Throw over

Reject, refuse to accept

Example: They THREW OVER the agreement.

Throw together

Make or arrange quickly

Example: I THREW a quick dinner TOGETHER before we left.

Throw up


Example: The prawns she ate at lunch made her THROW UP and she had to go home early.

Throw up

Produce problems, results, ideas, etc

Example: The talks THREW UP some interesting possibilities.

Throw up

Leave a job or position suddenly

Example: She THREW UP her job to go travelling.

Throw up

Create clouds of dust or splash water into the air

Example: The road was bumpy and the car in front was THROWING UP so much dust that we could hardly see where we were going.

Throw yourself at

Make it clear you are sexually attracted to someone

Example: He THREW HIMSELF AT her but she wasn't interested.

Throw yourself into

Do something enthusiastically or energetically

Example: She THREW herself INTO the project.