In 2009, however, the author Lucy Siegle threw down the gauntlet, presenting Firth with the “Green Carpet Challenge.”
The King of Pop lived and died in controversy but will be long remembered as an icon who transcended anything we threw at him.
In the next 13 games he threw for a total of 15 touchdowns as the Bills went 3–10.
The mob flipped over a news van, tore down two lampposts, and threw rocks and cans; police responded with riot gear and tear gas.
"I don't want to keep things going with people who threw me under the bus and add more fuel to the fire," her email read.
But soon she threw herself back in the cab, which rolled off.
With a faint shriek, Eudora sprung forward, and threw herself at his feet.
And we went aboard and broke the oars and threw the sails into the water.
He threw the helmet with a clatter on to the table as if it had been the knave's canting head.
Anstice threw himself back into his corner and drew a long breath.
"to project, propel," c.1300, from Old English þrawan "to twist, turn writhe" (past tense þreow, past participle þrawen), from Proto-Germanic *thræ- (cf. Old Saxon thraian, Middle Dutch dræyen, Dutch draaien, Old High German draen, German drehen "to turn, twist;" not found in Scandinavian or Gothic), from PIE *tere- "to rub, turn, rub by turning, bore" (cf. Sanskrit turah "wounded, hurt," Greek teirein "to rub, rub away," Latin terere "to rub, thresh, grind, wear away," Old Church Slavonic tiro "to rub," Lithuanian trinu "to rub," Old Irish tarathar "borer," Welsh taraw "to strike").
Not the usual Old English word for "to throw" (weorpan, related to warp (v.) was common in this sense). The sense evolution may be via the notion of whirling a missile before throwing it. The sense of "put by force" (e.g. throw in jail) is first recorded 1560; that of "to confuse, flabbergast" is from 1844; that of "lose deliberately" is from 1868.
To throw the book at (someone) is 1932, from notion of judge sentencing a criminal from a law book full of possible punishments. To throw (one's) hat in the ring "issue a challenge," especially to announce one's candidacy, first recorded 1917. To throw up "vomit" is first recorded 1732.
"act of throwing," 1520s, from throw (v.). Wrestling sense is first attested 1819.