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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.
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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.


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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LF, CF, RF receive sign that the pick up is on and to cover the area behind 2nd base for errant throws.
Veldman was the fifth consecutive state champion for throws coach Bob MacKay, who has produced 27 state champions at Moorpark since 2000.
Increase the distance you throw in order to stretch the arm - doing it very gradually with consistently good mechanics, and keeping the arc of the throws fairly low rather than high and lazy.
If you see the defender's chest, throw the sideline pattern.
But Washburn, if he continues to throw well, might not be far behind monetarily.
But the first thing I'd do as a pitching coach is train the pitchers the year 'round, get them to throw the basic pitches to the best of their ability.
She won the hammer throw and the discus at the Southern California Championships on Saturday at Saddleback College to qualify for the state meet.
Since the position of the low point in this technique is critical, the winds play a key role in the throw.
At the Ventura County Championships last Friday, she threw a whopping 161-8, the best throw in the state this year and second best in the nation.
The most common way to grip the opponent and prepare him for the throw is shown in the accompanying photo.
3rd Baseman fields a ground ball hit by a coach and throws it to the 2nd baseman for the 5-4 force-out or to start a double play.
CSUN 66, Long Beach State 63: Free throws by Heather Cushing and Ofa Tulikihihifo in the final minute gave the Matators (11-7, 6-4 Big West) the road win.
On the first day of practice (indoors), we will pair off the pitchers and have them throw 30 pitches from the two indoor pitching mounds in our gym - one pitcher throwing and the other charting.
Washington State's Josh Akognon missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with eight seconds left and UCLA's Ryan Hollins grabbed the rebound and was fouled, but missed both free throws with five seconds left.
Maggette got the ball to Jaric, who made one of two free throws to give the Clippers an 83-81 lead.