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Definition of throw noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of throwing something, especially a ball or dice a well-aimed throw It's your throw (= it's your turn to throw the dice ). He threw me to the ground with a judo throw.
  2. 2the distance which something is thrown a javelin throw of 57 meters
  3. 3a loose cloth cover that can be thrown over a sofa, etc.
  4. Idioms
    $100, etc. a throw (informal)
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    used to say how much items cost each The tickets for the dinner were $50 a throw.
    a stone's throw
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    a very short distance away We live just a stone's throw from here. The hotel is within a stone's throw of the beach.
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