throw someone

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.
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He added: "They were ramming our vessel, and if you are rammed at speed you can throw someone overboard.
For their work in assisted living communities, dogs need to be trained to walk around walkers, not jump or do anything to throw someone off balance and especially follow the command, 'drop it'.
It is extremely rare for the Romans to throw someone into a ditch and leave them.
But being out as long as I have, it's still something where it's not like a video game where you can just throw someone in and they know what's going on.
You cannot throw someone out on the street to die so the only reasonable approach is to demand they buy some kind of insurance.
You throw someone like Steve Finn in there who is bowling 90mph plus consistently, and getting bounce and lift, he's going to add to any team," he said.
You throw someone like him in there, who is bowling 90 mph plus consistently, and getting bounce and lift, and he's going to add to any team.
You have to bring your 'A' game everyday, and at the races, because if you don't have a good one, they can throw someone in that's right behind you.
Mr Gray added: "It's a judgment call to throw someone out of a ground but ultimately it's the club's decision.
Whatever people may think of the X Factor, Amelia Lily, and the decision to throw someone a lifeline, they have stated that all profits from this vote will be going to Help for Heroes, which has got to be a good thing.
But until you throw someone like John into the first team then you'll never know how they will cope.
Monty said: "I can mix and match my team so there is no need to throw someone in and ask them to play five times.
She's the best barmaid and she's also the best Rottweiler in the business - when she has to throw someone out she shouts 'Get out
It would have been hard for the manager to just throw someone like myself in.
You can easily throw someone into paralysis by analysis and they wind up with nothing," he said.