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throw (one)

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.
See also: throw

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.


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.


/toss (one's) hat into the ring
To enter a political race as a candidate for office.
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This is an excellent opportunity for clay pigeon thrower manufacturers.
I will definitely learn something from there by just watching how some of the worlds best throwers do their business, said Rakamba, who pointed out that lack of facilities was a major handicap facing field event athletes in Kenya.
Neeraj also became the second javelin thrower overall to pick a medal in the prestigious quadrennial event, with the first being Kashinath Naik, who took home bronze in the 2010 Delhi edition of the Games.( ANI )
I was a tad skeptical that the rubber discs could be flung out of the Winga with as much speed and distance as the clay pigeons; I was certain that the rubbery texture of the discs wouldn't allow them to fly out of the thrower as cleanly or quickly as hard clay discs.
But two other Commonwealth Games throwers, Jones and Matt Richards, will be there to battle it out with rising junior star Jac Palmer.
Javelin thrower Annu Rani, who won a bronze in Incheon, and national record holder pole vaulter V.
Schwarczenberg reported that he was standing on a hill photographing Palestinian stone throwers when his colleague, Abbas, told him to get close to the ground because soldiers were shooting live bullets at the stone throwers.
This will be the fourth operating region for the company together with its existing West, Central and East regions and James (Jay) Thrower will lead the new region as South Region president.
Before the CM security personnel had acted, some colleagues sitting beside the shoe thrower hurried to control the shoe thrower.
No-one from Thrower Stone returned our calls, but their letter to Alyson, the registered owner of the couple's house, stated: "Fail-ure to adhere to this notice will result in extra fees charged to you for the removal and storage of these items.
He has along with Emmitt Thrower the President and Founder of the Not For Profit Wabi Sabi Productions Inc have put together an International team of creative professionals to work with the company.
The 25-year-old Paralympic javelin thrower - who is preparing to join Team GB at both Sochi 2014 and Rio de Janerio in 2016 - married Charlene Beard, a 26-year-old hospital worker at the Celtic Manor.
Ellen Thrower, professor of insurance and Director of the Insurance Canter at Drake University, has been elected president of the College of Insurance in New York City.
And Percy Thrower MBE was responsible for some of the most beautiful gardens in the Midlands through his work as Parks Superintendent in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, where he won nu-merous awards.
One camera was situated directly behind the throwers, while the other two cameras were positioned approximately 8 m in front of the thrower and 5 meters either side of the throw path.