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throw someone

Fig. to confuse someone. You threw me for a minute when you asked for my identification. I thought you recognized me. The question the teacher asked was so hard that it threw me, and I became very nervous.

throw

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.

throw

/toss (one's) hat into the ring
To enter a political race as a candidate for office.
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The MP said: "I never had the privilege of meeting Percy Thrower but I am told by many people that he was a gentleman, a humble man who epitomised decency and honour.
For example, although each thrower positioned the ball in a slightly different position (relative to the COM) at the end of the backswing there was minimal variation in this position between throws.
Sending Thrower to a young offender institute for two years, Judge John Evans told him: "It may be your intention was to make a point rather than to inflict serious damage.
Mr Thrower is centre director at the Middlesbrough Prontaprint franchise.
The dog will gradually figure out you always point your shotgun toward the thrower who will actually throw a dummy.
Thrower Daniel Greaves won a bronze and Natalie Jones did the same in the pool.
Her complaint alleged that Woolfolk misdiagnosed her pregnancy and did not request an examination by Thrower; that Thrower illegally allowed Woolfolk to provide medical care without a doctor's supervision; and that Thrower, Woolfolk, and the clinic all violated the applicable standards of care.
The poles are great for the thrower who has some control but is not ready for pinpoint placement.
While most of his fellow athletes were competing at the Welsh Schools Championships in Brecon a couple of weeks ago, promising thrower Peter Morgan was rubbing shoulders with some of the greats of world athletics.
Mrs Garvie was battered to death by 83-year-old May Thrower at Coniscliffe Residential Home in Jesmond, Newcastle, in February last year.
Thrower chairs the Standards Subcommittee of FEI's Committee on Private Companies (CPC) and is a member of FASB's Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC).
If you sell someone a thrower, he's going to come back and buy more clays and ammunition," Krantz said.
The family of television gardening pioneer Percy Thrower yesterday unveiled a bust in his honour at the start of a flower show he helped to champion.
May Thrower hit Olive Garvie, 93, a dozen times with an ornamental iron.
The England wing scored an early interception try while Ed Thrower kicked 11 points, and fly-half James Brooks slotted a late drop-goal.