To cause one to be greatly confused, perplexed, or disconcerted; to befuddle or bemuse one. It really threw us when Olivia announced she was leaving the company. His caustic response threw me, as it seemed to come out of nowhere.
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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.
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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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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.
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throw/toss (one's) hat into the ring
To enter a political race as a candidate for office.
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