throw+about

  • 1 throw about — intransitive verb : to go in a different direction : tack * * * throw about or throw around 1. To spend (money) extravagantly or recklessly 2. To throw carelessly in different directions 3. (throw about) to cast about or try expedients (Spenser)… …

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  • 2 throw about money — waste money, squander money …

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  • 3 To throw about — Throw Throw, v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. [1913 Webster] {To throw about}, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 throw around — throw about or throw around 1. To spend (money) extravagantly or recklessly 2. To throw carelessly in different directions 3. (throw about) to cast about or try expedients (Spenser) • • • Main Entry: ↑throw …

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  • 5 Throw — Throw, v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. [1913 Webster] {To throw about}, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 throw — v. & n. v.tr. (past threw; past part. thrown) 1 propel with some force through the air or in a particular direction. 2 force violently into a specified position or state (the ship was thrown on the rocks; threw themselves down). 3 compel suddenly …

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  • 7 about ship — Synonyms and related words: back and fill, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, box off, break, bring about, bring round, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change course, change the heading, come about, double a point,… …

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  • 8 Throw out the baby with the bath water — is an idiomatic expression used to suggest an avoidable error in which something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad,[1] or in other words, rejecting the essential along with the inessential.[2] A slightly different… …

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  • 9 throw your weight about — throw your weight about/around/informal phrase to use your authority to tell other people what to do in a rude and unpleasant way The boss came in, yelling and generally throwing his weight around. Thesaurus: to tell people what to dosynonym …

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  • 10 throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… …

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  • 11 throw your weight around — throw your weight about/around/informal phrase to use your authority to tell other people what to do in a rude and unpleasant way The boss came in, yelling and generally throwing his weight around. Thesaurus: to tell people what to dosynonym …

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  • 12 throw down the gauntlet — see under ↑gauntlet1 • • • Main Entry: ↑throw * * * throw down the gauntlet phrase to make it clear that you want to argue or fight with someone about something Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguing …

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  • 13 throw your money around — INFORMAL DISAPPROVING ► to spend a lot of money, especially in a way that shows people you are not worried about money: »Despite the biggest recession in over a decade, city professionals still seem to have plenty of money to throw around. Main… …

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  • 14 throw\ a\ monkey\ wrench — • throw a monkey wrench • throw a wrench v. phr. informal To cause something that is going smoothly to stop. The game was going smoothly until you threw a monkey wrench into the works by fussing about the rules. The Michigan tacklers threw a… …

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  • 15 throw\ a\ wrench — • throw a monkey wrench • throw a wrench v. phr. informal To cause something that is going smoothly to stop. The game was going smoothly until you threw a monkey wrench into the works by fussing about the rules. The Michigan tacklers threw a… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 16 throw aside — ˌthrow a ˈside [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they throw aside he/she/it throws aside present participle throwing aside past tense threw aside …

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  • 17 throw one's weight about (or around) — informal be unpleasantly self assertive. → weight …

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  • 18 throw one's weight about — ► throw one s weight about (or around) informal be unpleasantly self assertive. Main Entry: ↑weight …

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  • 19 throw your money about — throw your ˈmoney about/around idiom (informal) to spend money in a careless and obvious way Main entry: ↑moneyidiom …

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  • 20 throw caution to the wind(s) — throw/cast/caution to the wind(s) phrase to stop being careful and do something that you know has risks Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: caution * * * throw/cast caution to the ˈwind( …

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