throw someone

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throw definition


  1. n.
    a try; a time. : Have another throw at it, why don't you?
  2. tv.
    to confuse someone. : The question really threw me.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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throw someone

Cause someone to be confused or perplexed, disconcert someone, as in We didn't let our worries throw us, or That unfavorable review threw her. [Colloquial; mid-1800s] Also see knock for a loop.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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