Hurl vs. Throw

Hurl vs. Throw — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hurl and Throw

Hurlverb

To throw with great force; fling.

Throwverb

To propel through the air with a motion of the hand or arm.

Hurlverb

To cause to move with great force or violence

The bus's sudden stop hurled the passengers to the floor.

Throwverb

To propel or discharge into the air by any means

a machine that throws tennis balls.ash that was thrown by an erupting volcano.

Hurlverb

To send with great vigor; thrust

hurled the army against the enemy.

Throwverb

To cause to move with great force or speed; propel or displace

threw themselves on the food.jetsam that had been thrown up onto the shore.

Hurlverb

To utter vehemently

hurled insults at the speaker.

Throwverb

To force (an opponent) to the ground or floor, as in wrestling or the martial arts.

Hurlverb

(Slang) To vomit (the contents of the stomach).

Throwverb

To cause to fall off

The horse threw its rider.

Hurlverb

To move with great speed, force, or violence; hurtle.

Throwverb

(Informal) To cause confusion or perplexity in; disconcert or nonplus

We didn't let our worries throw us.

Hurlverb

To throw something with force.

Throwverb

To put on or off hastily or carelessly

throw on a jacket.

Hurlverb

(Slang) To vomit.

Throwverb

To put suddenly or forcefully into a given condition, position, or activity

threw him into a fit of laughter.threw some supper together.threw her leg over the arm of the chair.

Hurlverb

(Baseball) To pitch the ball.

Throwverb

To devote, apply, or direct

threw all their resources into the new endeavor.threw the blame onto the others.

Hurlverb

(transitive) To throw (something) with force.

Throwverb

To form on a potter's wheel

throw a vase.

Hurlverb

(transitive) To utter (harsh or derogatory speech), especially at its target.

The gangs hurled abuse at each other.

Throwverb

To twist (fibers) into thread.

Hurlverb

(intransitive) To participate in the sport of hurling.

Throwverb

To roll (dice).

Hurlverb

To vomit.

Pass me the bucket; I've got to hurl.

Throwverb

To roll (a particular combination) with dice.

Hurlverb

(obsolete) To twist or turn.

Throwverb

To discard or play (a card).

Hurlverb

(obsolete) To move rapidly with a noise; to whirl.

Throwverb

To send forth; project

She threw me a look of encouragement.

Hurlverb

To convey in a wheeled vehicle.

Throwverb

To cause (one's voice) to seem to come from a source other than oneself.

Hurlnoun

A throw, especially a violent throw; a fling.

He managed a hurl of 50.3 metres.a hurl of abuse

Throwverb

To cause to fall on or over something; cast

The rising sun threw shadows across the lawn. We threw sheets over the furniture before we painted the ceiling.

Hurlnoun

(slang) The act of vomiting.

Throwverb

To bear (young). Used of cows or horses, for example.

Hurlnoun

(hurling) The act of hitting the sliotar with the hurley.

Throwverb

To arrange or give (a party, for example).

Hurlnoun

A conveyance in a wheeled vehicle; a ride in a car, etc.

Throwverb

To move (a lever or switch) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device.

Hurlnoun

(obsolete) tumult; riot; hurly-burly

Throwverb

(Informal) To lose or give up (a contest, for example) purposely.

Hurlnoun

(obsolete) A table on which fibre is stirred and mixed by beating with a bow spring.

Throwverb

To abandon oneself to; have

heard the news and threw a fit.

Hurlnoun

a violent throw

Throwverb

To commit (oneself), especially for leniency or support

threw himself on the mercy of the court.

Hurlverb

throw forcefully

Throwverb

To deliver (a punch), as in boxing

threw a left hook.

Hurlverb

make a thrusting forward movement

Throwverb

To cast, fling, or hurl something.

Hurlverb

utter with force; utter vehemently;

hurl insultsthrow accusations at someone

Thrownoun

The act or an instance of throwing.

Thrownoun

The distance to which something is or can be thrown

a stone's throw away.

Thrownoun

A roll or cast of dice.

Thrownoun

The combination of numbers so obtained.

Thrownoun

(Informal) A single chance, venture, or instance

"could afford up to forty-five bucks a throw to wax sentimental over their heritage" (John Simon).

Thrownoun

(Sports) The act of throwing or a technique used to throw an opponent in wrestling or the martial arts.

Thrownoun

A light blanket or coverlet, such as an afghan.

Thrownoun

A scarf or shawl.

Thrownoun

The radius of a circle described by a crank, cam, or similar machine part.

Thrownoun

The maximum displacement of a machine part moved by another part, such as a crank or cam.

Thrownoun

(Geology) The amount of vertical displacement of a fault.

Throwverb

(transitive) To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.

throw a shoe; throw a javelin; the horse threw its rider

Throwverb

(transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.

Throwverb

(transitive) To move to another position or condition; to displace.

throw the switch

Throwverb

(ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.

Throwverb

to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.

Throwverb

To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.

If the file is read-only, the method throws an invalid-operation exception.

Throwverb

(sports) To intentionally lose a game.

The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.

Throwverb

To confuse or mislead.

The deliberate red herring threw me at first.

Throwverb

(figuratively) To send desperately.

Their sergeant threw the troops into pitched battle.

Throwverb

(transitive) To imprison.

The magistrate ordered the suspect to be thrown into jail.

Throwverb

To organize an event, especially a party.

Throwverb

(ambitransitive) To roll (a die or dice).

Throwverb

(transitive) To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.

Throwverb

To discard.

Throwverb

(martial arts) To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.

Throwverb

To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.

Throwverb

(transitive) To show sudden emotion, especially anger.

Throwverb

(transitive) To project or send forth.

Throwverb

To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

Throwverb

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.

Throwverb

To select (a pitcher); to assign a pitcher to a given role (such as starter or reliever).

Throwverb

(transitive) To install (a bridge).

Throwverb

To twist or turn.

a thrown nail

Throwverb

To give birth to.

Thrownoun

The flight of a thrown object.

What a great throw by the quarterback!

Thrownoun

The act of throwing something.

With an accurate throw, he lassoed the cow.The gambler staked everything on one throw of the dice.

Thrownoun

One's ability to throw.

He's got a girl's throw.He's always had a pretty decent throw.

Thrownoun

A distance travelled; displacement.

the throw of the piston

Thrownoun

A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.

Thrownoun

A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.

Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.

Thrownoun

Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.

Thrownoun

(veterinary) The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A moment, time, occasion.

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A period of time; a while.

Thrownoun

the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist);

the catcher made a good throw to second base

Thrownoun

a single chance or instance;

he couldn't afford $50 a throw

Thrownoun

the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Thrownoun

the distance that something can be thrown;

it is just a stone's throw from here

Thrownoun

bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

Thrownoun

the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly;

he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice

Throwverb

project through the air;

throw a frisbee

Throwverb

move violently, energetically, or carelessly;

She threw herself forwards

Throwverb

get rid of;

he shed his image as a pushy bossshed your clothes

Throwverb

place or put with great energy;

She threw the blanket around the childthrust the money in the hands of the beggar

Throwverb

convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture;

Throw a glanceShe gave me a dirty look

Throwverb

cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation;

switch on the lightthrow the lever

Throwverb

put or send forth;

She threw the flashlight beam into the cornerThe setting sun threw long shadowscast a spellcast a warm light

Throwverb

to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly;

Jane threw dinner togetherthrow the car into reverse

Throwverb

cause to be confused emotionally

Throwverb

utter with force; utter vehemently;

hurl insultsthrow accusations at someone

Throwverb

organize or be responsible for;

hold a receptionhave, throw, or make a partygive a course

Throwverb

make on a potter's wheel;

she threw a beautiful teapot

Throwverb

cause to fall off;

The horse threw its unexperienced rider

Throwverb

throw (a die) out onto a flat surface;

Throw a six

Throwverb

be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;

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