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throw a bird

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  1. To confuse and incapacitate; amaze; confound; flabbergast: When he called me that it just about threw me (1844+)
  2. To lose a game, race, etc, deliberately; tank: Basketball players confess that they have accepted bribes to ''throw'' games (1868+)
  3. (also pitch or toss) To be host or hostess at; arrange for: The president has to throw him a luncheon/ One of his assistants actually pitched a party for me/ Kendall tossed a cocktail party for a group of us visiting writers (1922+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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