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Throw, vb. (impf. threw, partic. thrown) 1) to fling, to cast, to drive to a distance: “which one by one she in a river threw,” Compl. 38. “I t. thy name against the bruising stones,” Gent. I, 2, 111. “t. it thence into the raging sea,” Gent. I, 2, 111 “t. us that you have about ye,” IV, 1, 3. “a stone to t. at his dog,” Wiv. I, 4, 119; cf. As I, 3, 3. As I, 3, 3 “t. foul linen upon him,” Wiv. III, 3, 139. “--ing him into the water,” Wiv. III, 3, 139 III, 5, 6. III, 5, 6 III, 5, 6 III, 5, 6 “they threw me off from behind one of them,” IV, 5, 68. “how far that little candle --s his beams,” Merch. V, 90. “he will t. a figure in her face,” Shr. I, 2, 114. “threw the sops in the sexton's face,” III, 2, 175. “burs --n upon thee in holiday foolery,” As I, 3, 13. “the name of her that threw it,” All's V, 3, 95. “you threw it him out of a casement,” All's V, 3, 95 “you peevishly threw it to her,” Tw. II, 2, 14. “I'll t. your dagger o'er the house,” IV, 1, 30. “there I t. my gage,” R2 I, 1, 69. IV, 46. “t. down your gage,” I, 1, 161. I, 1, 161 186 (Qq t. up). IV, 84. “t. the rider headlong in the lists,” I, 2, 52. “the king hath --n his warder down,” I, 3, 118; H4B IV, 1, 125. H4B IV, 1, 125 “threw dust on Richard's head,” R2 V, 2, 6. 30; H4B I, 3, 103. “t. the quean in the channel,” H4B II, 1, 51. “t. none away,” H5 V, 1, 56. threw it (a jewel) “towards thy land,” H6B III, 2, 108. “t. them into Thames,” IV, 8, 2. “he that --s not up his cap for joy,” H6C II, 1, 196; Cor. IV, 6, 135; Caes. I, 2, 246. “they threw their caps,” Cor. I, 1, 216. “our masters may t. their caps at their money,” Tim. III, 4, 101 (whistle for it, give it up for lost). “I t. my infamy at thee,” H6C V, 1, 82. “I'll t. thy body in another room,” V, 6, 92. “I will t. my glove to Death himself,” Troil. IV, 4, 65; Tim. V, 4, 49. t. it (my dust) “against the wind,” Cor. III, 2, 104. “in the poisoned entrails t.” Mcb. IV, 1, 5. Mcb. IV, 1, 5 “your leafy screens t. down,” V, 6, 1. “--n out his angle for my proper life,” Hml. V, 2, 66. “to t. my sceptre at the injurious gods,” Ant. IV, 15, 76. “threw her in the sea,” Per. III, 2, 80. V, 3, 19 etc.
Applied to dice: “I had rather be in this choice than t. ames-ace for my life,” All's II, 3, 84. “set less than thou --est,” Lr. I, 4, 136. Figuratively: “who sets me else? by heaven, I'll t. at all,” R2 IV, 57.
Used of fluids, == to cast, to pour: “they threw on him great pails of puddled mire,” Err. V, 172. “t. cold water on thy choler,” Wiv. II, 3, 89. “upon thy eyes I t. all the power this charm doth owe,” Mids. II, 2, 78. Metaphorically: “t. this report on their incensed range,” John IV, 2, 261.
Often implying the idea of haste, or of negligence and contempt: “--ing the base thong from his bending crest,” Ven. 395. “now be --s that shallow habit by,” Lucr. 1814. “in so profound abysm I t. all care of others' voices,” Sonn. 112, 9. “threw her sun-expelling mask away,” Gent. IV, 4, 158. “t. away that thought,” Meas. I, 3, 1. I'ld t. it (life) “down for your deliverance as frankly as a pin,” III, 1, 105. “the grosser manner of these world's delights he --s upon the gross world's baser slaves,” LLL I, 1, 30. “t. away that spirit,” V, 2, 877. “unregarded age in corners --n,” As II, 3, 42. “the duke hath . . . --n into neglect the pompous court,” V, 4, 188. “off with that bauble, t. it under foot,” Shr. V, 2, 122. “these warlike principles do not t. from you,” All's II, 1, 2. “I will t. thee from my care for ever,” II, 3, 169. “some achieve greatness, and some have greatness --n upon them,” Tw. V, 379. “what reverence he did t. away on slaves,” R2 I, 4, 27. “t. away respect, tradition,” III, 2, 172. “I have --n a brave defiance in king Henry's teeth,” H4A V, 2, 42; cf. Oth. III, 4, 184. “thus king Henry --s away his crutch,” H6B III, 1, 189. “wilt thou, O God, fly from such gentle lambs and t. them in the entrails of the wolf?” R3 IV, 4, 23. “the remainder viands we do not t. in unrespective sieve,” Troil. II, 2, 71. “meal and bran together he --s without distinction,” Cor. III, 1, 323. “how much salt water --n away in waste,” Rom. II, 3, 71. you would t. them off (my accounts) Tim. II, 2, 143. “were I like thee, I'ld t. away myself,” IV, 3, 219. to t. away the dearest thing he owed (viz. life) Mcb. I, 4, 10. “t. physic to the dogs,” V, 3, 47. “t. to earth this unprevailing woe,” Hml. I, 2, 106. “there has been much --ing about of brains,” II, 2, 375. “thy dowerless daughter, --n to my chance,” Lr. I, 1, 259. “I see that nose of yours, but not that dog I shall t. it to,” Oth. IV, 1, 147. “t. your vile guesses in the devil's teeth,” III, 4, 184 (cf. H4A V, 2, 42). “threw a pearl away,” V, 2, 347. “you therein t. away the absolute soldier-ship you have by land,” Ant. III, 7, 42. “now t. me again,” Cymb. V, 5, 263. With up, == to give up, to resign: “t. up your gage,” R2 I, 1, 186 (Ff. t. down).
2) to drive with force: “what tempest threw this whale ashore,” Wiv. II, 1, 65. Per. II Prol. 38. V, 3, 23. t. him (the devil) “out,” Hml. III, 4, 169. “--n from Leonati seat,” Cymb. V, 4, 59.
3) to bring down from an erect station: “Charles in a moment threw him and broke three of his ribs,” As I, 2, 135. “t. their power i, the dust,” Cor. III, 1, 171. “Cimber --s before thy feet an humble heart,” Caes. III, 1, 34. With down, in a proper and figurative sense: “my better parts are all --n down,” As I, 2, 262. “the crown, which waste of idle hours hath quite --n down,” R2 III, 4, 66. “to t. down Hector,” Troil. III, 3, 208. “hath --n down so many enemies,” Tit. III, 1, 164. Refl.: “Lucrece' father . . . himself on her body threw,” Lucr. 1733. “myself I t. . . . at thy foot,” R2 I, 1, 165. “then threw he down himself,” H4B IV, 1, 127. “threw him on my father,” Lr. V, 3, 213.
4) to direct, to turn, to cast: “'I hate' from hate away she threw, and saved my life, saying 'not you',” Sonn. 145, 13 (== turned off, averted; made it to be no bate). “I t. my hands, mine eyes, my heart to thee,” H6C II, 3, 36. “to t. out our eyes for brave Othello,” Oth. II, 1, 38. Applied to the eye, == to cast: “she --s her eyes about the painting round,” Lucr. 1499. “how mine eyes t. gazes to the east,” Pilgr. 193. --ing it (your eye) “on any other object,” Meas. V, 23. “he threw his eye aside,” As IV, 3, 103. “you t. a strange regard upon me,” Tw. V, 219. “t. thine eye on yon young boy,” John III, 3, 59. “threw many a northward look,” H4B II, 3, 13. H6B II, 4, 22. H6C I, 4, 37. II, 5, 85 “(up).” Cymb. V, 5, 394.
5) to lay or put in haste: “on his neck her yoking arms she --s,” Ven. 592. “over Suffolk's neck he threw his wounded arm,” H5 IV, 6, 25. “--ing his mantle rudely o'er his arm,” Lucr. 170. “he comes and --s his mantle by,” Pilgr. 79. Often quite == to put (particularly in speaking of articles of dress, but also in other cases): “threw my affections in his charmed power,” Compl. 146. “t. in the frozen bosoms of our part hot coals of vengeance,” H6B V, 2, 35. t. it (the veil) “o'er my face,” Tw. I, 5, 175. “tacked together and --n over the shoulders,” H4A IV, 2, 48. “t. off this sheet,” H6B II, 4, 105. “shall we go t. away our coats of steel,” H6C II, 1, 160. “t. over her the veil of infamy,” R3 IV, 4, 208. “I have seen her t. her night-gown upon her,” Mcb. V, 1, 5. “before my body I t. my warlike shield,” V, 8, 33. Metaphorically: “threw off his spirit, his appetite, his sleep,” Wint. II, 3, 16. “when this loose behaviour I t. off,” H4A I, 2, 232. cf. Lucr. 1814. Gent. IV, 4, 158.
Used of snakes casting their skins: “there the snake --s her enamelled skin,” Mids. II, 1, 255.
6) With forth, == to utter, to produce, to bring to light: “with a sigh . . . she --s forth Tarquin's name,” Lucr. 1717. “it will in time t. forth greater themes for insurrection's arguing,” Cor. I, 1, 224. Perhaps also: “with news the time's with labour, and --s forth each minute some,” Ant. III, 7, 81; M. Edd. throes, q. v. (cf. to thrust forth).
7) With the prep. on, either in a good sense, == to bestow on, to impart to, to give; or in a bad sense, == to inflict on, to lay on: (her eyes) “threw unwilling light upon the wide wound,” Ven. 1051. “to t. a perfume on the violet,” John IV, 2, 12. “an act that very chance doth t. upon him,” Troil. III, 3, 131; cf. Tw. V, 379. “I threw the people's suffrages on him,” Tit. IV, 3, 19. “--ing but shows of service on their lords,” Oth. I, 1, 52. “opinion . . . --s a more safer voice on you,” I, 3, 226. “begin to t. Pompey the Great and all his dignities upon his son,” Ant. I, 2, 194. “--ing favours on the low Posthumus,” Cymb. III, 5, 75. (cf. Mids. II, 2, 78. John IV, 2, 261). “the wrong that she hath --n on me,” Err. V, 202. “a lurking adder whose double tongue may with a mortal touch t. death upon thy sovereign's enemies,” R2 III, 2, 22. “though that his joy be joy, yet t. such changes of vexation on't,” Oth. I, 1, 72. “--ing restraint upon us,” IV, 3, 91. “--n such despite and heavy terms upon her,” IV, 2, 116.
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