A throw is a martial arts term for a grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent, and throwing them to the ground, in Japanese martial arts referred to as nage-waza, 投げ技, "throwing technique". Throws usually involve a rotating motion, the practitioner performing the throw disconnects with the opponent, and ends balanced and on their feet as opposed to a takedown where both finish on the ground. Throws can however also be followed into a top position, in which case the person executing the throw does not disengage from the opponent. Certain throwing techniques called sacrifice throws involve putting ...

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  1. The flight of a thrown object; as, a fast throw.
  2. The act of throwing something.
  3. A distance travelled; displacement; as, the throw of the piston.
  4. A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
  5. A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
    Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.
  2. The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A moment, time, occasion.
  2. A period of time; a while.


  1. To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
  2. To eject or cause to fall off.
  3. To move to another position or condition; to displace.
  4. To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
  5. Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
  6. To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
  7. To intentionally lose a game.
  8. To confuse or mislead.
  9. To send desperately.
  10. To imprison.
  11. To organize an event, especially a party.
  12. To roll (a die or dice).
  13. To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.
  14. To discard.
  15. To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.
  16. To subject someone to verbally.
  17. To give birth to.
  18. To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.
  19. To show sudden emotion, especially anger.
  20. To project or send forth.
  21. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
  22. To twist two or more filaments of (silk, etc.) so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.

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