Sunday, 30 September 2012

Phrasal Verbs with ‘throw’

Throw something away/out = to get rid of something you don’t want/need e.g. I threw the milk away as it had expired.

Throw something away = to waste a skill/opportunity e.g. I think she’s throwing away her artistic talent by becoming a lawyer.

Throw something in = to not charge extra for giving someone an additional product e.g. I’ll throw in a free towel if you buy a set of linen.

Throw something in = to suddenly add a remark without careful thought e.g. They threw in a comment that my boyfriend wasn’t suitable.

Throw yourself into something = to start doing something with a lot of energy/enthusiasm e.g. We threw ourselves into learning Chinese.

Throw someone into somewhere = to force someone to go to prison e.g. We were thrown into prison for demonstrating against the government’s austerity measures.

Throw someone out = to force someone to leave a school/university/organisation/house e.g. She was thrown out of school for her bad behaviour.

Throw on/off something = to remove/put on clothing carelessly e.g. He threw on his jacket and ran outside to catch the bus.

Throw something together = to make/arrange something quickly using what is available e.g. They paid us a surprise visit and we had to throw a meal together fast.

Thrown together = when a situation enables people to meet/get to know each other e.g. We were thrown together at a wedding and have become good friends.

Throw something up = to vomit e.g. He ate too much at dinner and threw it all up.

Throw something up = to suddenly lift your arms in surprise or because you are upset e.g. They threw their arms up in despair when the panel said they didn’t go through to the next round.

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