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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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At every match it has been established the number of goals scored by different methods of throwing from a total number of throws at the goal.
After a general and a handball specific warm up of 20 min, the participants were asked to perform 10 valid (for each throwing technique) standing throws without run-up, standing throws with run-up, vertical jump throws, and pivot throws (jump throw take off with both legs after turning).
You must have a clear throwing lane to the base if you expect to throw anyone out.
At one time, pitchers would become discouraged from throwing the high strike because the umpires wouldn't give them any strikes above the belt.
After Brendan Donnelly pitched a scoreless eighth inning, the reliable Scot Shields nearly threw it away in the top of the ninth, issuing a leadoff walk to Scott Podsednik and committing a throwing error that got Podsednik to third with one out.
Encourage your players to throw a lot in the off-season and max-out in their throwing just before they are going to get a day or two off.
Thus, all the players will be throwing in the same direction so that a bad throw won't endanger anyone.
The throwing community is so small and I had a lot of people tell me I was making a mistake if I went down to Los Angeles,'' Battle said.
The athlete should strike his partner's hand with his throwing hand.
The pitcher shouldn't be allowed to wander around throwing from different angles a la El Duque, David Cone, or Louis Tiant.
An incorrect execution reduces the effectiveness of the turns and throws off the whole throwing rhythm.
Esteban Yan pitched well in relief of Gregg, throwing three scoreless innings while not allowing a hit.
We cannot say it has vanished because pitchers like David Wells, Daryl Kile, and Tom Gordon are still throwing outstanding Uncle Charlies.
This will aid in two ways: It will enable you to pick the ball out of the mitt and get it back into throwing position quicker and it will protect the thumb from foul tips.
A slight turn in needed to generate more power in the throwing action and the follow-through.