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throw down

1. To cast or fling someone or something downward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "down." He threw down the book down shouted at the kids to be quiet. The security guard threw me down when I tried to get by him.
2. To cast or fling someone or something down through or into something. A noun or pronoun is used between "throw" and "down." I threw the gun down the storm drain so the police wouldn't find it. Our toddler threw my wallet down the toilet, so I can't go anywhere until it gets dry!
3. To eat or drink something very quickly or voraciously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "down." I threw down the meal as quickly as I could so I could get back on the road. After losing his job, he sat at the bar throwing drinks down all night.
4. To engage in a brawl or fist fight. You got a problem, punk? You wanna throw down, you just let me know. Whenever he drinks too much he starts throwing down with people at the bar.
See also: down, throw

throw something down something

to hurl something downward through something, such as a stairway, a duct, a drain, a hole. Max threw the weapon down the storm sewer. Someone threw the bucket down the well.
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throw something down

to cast something down onto the ground; to cast something to a lower level. Dave took one look at the box and threw it down. He threw down the box.
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throw down

v.
1. To hurl or fling someone or something down with great force or speed: The card player threw down her fists in anger. The wrestler threw his opponent down on the mat.
2. To have a fist fight: You should watch your words unless you're prepared to throw down.
See also: down, throw

throw down

in. to eat; to gobble one’s food. (The opposite of throw up = to vomit.) Man, I’m starved. Let’s find a hamburger joint and throw down.
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