threw

threw
threw p.t. of THROW (Cf. throw) (q.v.).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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  • Threw — (thr[udd]), imp. of {Throw}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threw — [θru:] v the past tense of ↑throw 1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • threw — the past tense of throw1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • threw — [thro͞o] vt. pt. of THROW …   English World dictionary

  • Threw — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threw — [[t]θru͟ː[/t]] Threw is the past tense of throw …   English dictionary

  • threw a hand grenade — threw a small explosive device …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threw him into the water — threw him in without warning, put him in a position with which he has no previous experience, left him no option other than to adapt to the situation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threw the javelin — threw a spear, tossed the javelin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threw / through —    Although these two words are pronounced the same, threw is the past tense of the verb throw, meaning tossed, hurled in the air : Morty threw the keys to the car to McKinley.    Through is a preposition meaning entering the inside of something… …   Confused words

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