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throw by
throw caution to the wind
throw cold water on
throw down
throw down the gauntlet
throw good money after bad
throw in
throw in at the deep end
throw in lot with
throw in the sponge
throw in the towel
throw in with
Throw lathe
throw light on
throw money at
throw on
throw one's self down
throw one's self on
throw one's self upon
throw one's weight about
throw one's weight around
throw out
throw out of kilter
throw out the baby with the bathwater
throw over
throw overboard
throw pillow
throw rug
throw stick
throw the baby out with the bath water

throw off definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop]
2: get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me" [syn: shake, shake off, throw off, escape from]

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 1604 transitive verb 1. a. to free oneself from ; get rid of <threw off his inhibitions> b. to cast off often in a hurried or vigorous manner ; abandon <threw off all restraint> c. distract, divert <dogs thrown off by a false scent> 2. emit, give off <stacks throwing off plumes of smoke> 3. to produce in an offhand manner ; execute with speed or facility <some little…tune that the composer had thrown off — James Hilton> 4. a. to cause to depart from an expected or desired course <mistakes threw his calculations off a bit> b. to cause to make a mistake ; mislead 5. earn, generate <an investment that throws off a sizable income> intransitive verb 1. to begin hunting 2. to make derogatory comments

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you throw off something that is restricting you or making you unhappy, you get rid of it. ...a country ready to throw off the shackles of its colonial past... One day depression descended upon him, and wherever he went after that he could never throw it off. = cast off PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P 2. If something throws off a substance, it produces it and releases it into the air. The belt may make a squealing noise and throw off sooty black particles of rubber... = give off PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron) 3. If you throw off people who are chasing you or trying to find you, you do something unexpected that makes them unable to catch you or find you. He is said to have thrown off pursuers by pedaling across the Wisconsin state line... He tried to throw police off the track of his lover. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P n, also V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Discard, reject, repudiate, renounce. 2. Expel, drive off, drive away, clear from. 3. Put off, lay aside, cast off.

Moby Thesaurus

abandon, abrupt, ad-lib, addle, alienate, articulate, ball up, bat out, befuddle, bewilder, blow, botch, break the habit, breathe, breathe out, buck off, bungle, cast, cast off, cast out, chime, chorus, clear, come out with, communicate, convey, cook up, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, dash off, delete, deliver, depart, depose, deracinate, disarticulate, disclose, disconnect, discontinue, disengage, disgorge, disjoin, disjoint, dislodge, dismount, dispel, dissociate, distract, disunite, divide, divorce, dizzy, do anyhow, do away with, do by halves, do carelessly, do offhand, doff, douse, drop, eject, eliminate, emit, enunciate, escape, estrange, evacuate, exhale, exhaust, expel, expire, express, extemporize, exterminate, exuviate, fake, fake up, fling off, fluster, formulate, fudge up, fume, get clear of, get free of, get out of, get quit of, get rid of, give, give expression, give off, give out, give out with, give tongue, give up, give utterance, give vent to, give voice, impart, improvisate, improvise, isolate, issue, jury-rig, kick, knock off, knock out, knock together, lash up, leave, leave off, let out, lip, liquidate, lose, make up, mix up, molt, open the floodgates, open the sluices, out with, part, patch, patch together, patch up, phonate, phrase, play by ear, pound out, pour forth, present, pronounce, puff, pull away, pull back, pull out, purge, put forth, put in words, put off, raise, reek, release, remove, rid, root out, root up, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, say, scrap the plan, segregate, separate, sequester, set apart, set aside, set forth, shake, shake off, shed, shoo, shut off, slap up, slip, slip out of, slough, smoke, sound, split, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, steam, step aside, step out of, stop, strike off, subtract, swear off, take off, tell, throw away, throw out, throw together, toss off, toss out, toss together, trifle with, unburden, uncouple, undo, unhorse, unplace, unsaddle, unseat, unwrap, unyoke, uproot, utter, vamp, vapor, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice, whip up, whisper, whomp up, wing it, withdraw, word


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