Common phrasal verbs with THROW with their meaning and examples in English.
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- Meaning: Discard (trash, garbage, or the like), to toss out, to put in the trash, to dispose of
- Example: He wanted to throw away the cup, but he couldn’t find a trash can.
- Meaning: Waste, to squander
- Example: The team threw away its chance at the semifinals.
- Meaning: Cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully
- Example: The soldiers threw down their weapons and surrendered.
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- Meaning: Add something extra free of charge
- Example: If you take the large size, we’ll throw in a set of tea towels.
- Meaning: Confuse; especially, to lose a pursuer
- Example: I never saw her without glasses before, so it threw me off when she got contact lenses.
- Meaning: Introduce errors or inaccuracies; to skew
- Example: The dirt in the apparatus threw off the results.
- Meaning: Hastily put on (clothes)
- Example: He threw on a T-shirt and raced outside.
- Meaning: Discard; to dispense with something; to throw away
- Example: Just throw out that pen if it doesn’t write anymore.
- Meaning: Dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere
- Example: The board threw the man out, because he wouldn’t cooperate and agree with their plans to remodernize the facility.
- Meaning: Offer an idea for consideration
- Example: Let me throw this out there – how about if we make the igloo out of butter? Would that work?
- Meaning: Produce in a haphazard fashion
- Example: This program keeps throwing out errors.
- Meaning: Vomit
- Example: The baby threw up all over my shirt.
- Meaning: Produce something new or unexpected
- Example: This system has thrown up a few problems.
- Meaning: Cause something such as dust or water to rise into the air
- Example: The car wheels threw up a shower of stones.
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