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10 English Phrasal Verbs With 'THROW'

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10 phrasal verbs with 'THROW'

Throw away

  1. Discard something when no longer needed
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I THREW the alarm clock AWAY because it had stopped working.

Throw in

  1. Join, accompany
    (Inseparable | American English)
    » Example: May I THROW IN with you? My companions left me behind.
  2. Add something to a deal
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: They THREW IN a printer so I bought it from them.

Throw off

  1. Remove item of clothing quickly
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I THREW OFF my shoes and flopped on the settee.
  2. Get rid of
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: It took me ages to THROW OFF the cold.
  3. Produce light or heat
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The lamp THROWS OFF a lot of heat.

Throw on

  1. Put clothes on quickly
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I THREW ON a jacket and rushed outside.

Throw out

  1. Get rid of
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I THREW OUT all my old clothes to make some space in my wardrobe.
  2. Dislocate
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: Edward slipped on the ice and THREW OUT his shoulder.
  3. Reject
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The committee THREW the proposal OUT.
  4. Produce heat, fumes
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The car THROWS OUT a lot of smoke.
  5. Expel
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The school THREW him OUT for smoking.

Throw over

  1. End a relationship with someone
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: She THREW me OVER last year.
  2. Reject, refuse to accept
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: They THREW OVER the agreement.

Throw together

  1. Make or arrange quickly
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I THREW a quick dinner TOGETHER before we left.

Throw up

  1. Vomit
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The prawns she ate at lunch made her THROW UP and she had to go home early.
  2. Produce problems, results, ideas, etc
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The talks THREW UP some interesting possibilities.
  3. Leave a job or position suddenly
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: She THREW UP her job to go travelling.
  4. Create clouds of dust or splash water into the air
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » 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

  1. Make it clear you are sexually attracted to someone
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: He THREW HIMSELF AT her but she wasn't interested.

Throw yourself into

  1. Do something enthusiastically or energetically
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: She THREW herself INTO the project.

Take our Exercise on 'THROW'

Quiz for Verb: 'To THROW'

Choose the correct definition for each phrasal verb...

'Throw out' means...

'Throw off' means...

'Throw in' means...

'Throw together' means...

'Throw up' means...

'Throw away' means...

'Throw over' means...

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