Translation of throw in Spanish:


tirar, v.

Pronunciation /θrəʊ//θroʊ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (ball/stone) tirar
      (ball/stone) aventar Peru Colombia Mexico
      (javelin/grenade) lanzar
      (bomb) arrojar
      (bomb) tirar
      she threw her beer in his face le tiró la cerveza a la cara
      • she threw the ball back devolvió la pelota
      • to throw sth at sth/sb tirarle algo a algo/algn
      • they threw stones at the police le tiraron piedras a la policía
      • to throw sth to sb
      • to throw sb sth aventarle algo a algn
      • throw me the keys! ¡tírame las llaves!
      • he threw her a rope le echó una cuerda
      • ‘They were picking up stones and throwing them at the swans,’ he added.
      • He palmed another stone and threw it again, with more force.
      • Madeleine burst out laughing at my grumpy expression and threw one of her pillows at me.
      • The two sides threw bottles and stones at one another until they were separated by police.
      • Whirling around, he swung hard with the Golden Axe, deflecting a flurry of knives that had been thrown in his direction.
      • Some demonstrators then threw stones at the officers.
      • Windows are frequently broken and stones have even been thrown through windows during services.
      • A minute later, the door opened and John threw a five dollar bill at her.
      • Just than a passing youth snatched the woman's handbag and sprinted off, throwing it to another boy on a bike.
      • In once lightening movement she threw a dagger from her boot towards the soldier.
      • We were throwing dirt and stones on their faces.
      • He said the family's troubles began when local youths started throwing eggs and stones at their windows.
      • Often, there'd be the added distraction of other gangs of local layabouts throwing sticks and stones at you an your way through.
      • Mila rolled her eyes and threw one of her pillows at him.
      • He said the boys threw lumps of concrete and bricks at his client's window and doors.
      • Bo heard a gasp, and then something being thrown in his general direction.
      • After repeatedly warning the boys to stop throwing food and keep quiet, the manager finally told them to leave.
      • On the walls abstract paintings have had fused to their surface small ceramic plates which appear to have been thrown at them with some force.
      • Running towards the house alone, through a hail of bullets, he threw bombs at the position and silenced the gun.
      • Seeing the movement, he threw his knife hitting the man squarely in the chest.

    • 1.2

      (dice) echar
      (dice) tirar
      to throw a six sacar un seis
      • One designated player is required to play cards from his hand matching the colours shown on the thrown dice.
      • It's like something designed by throwing dice, and the phone itself feels like it's made out of dried spittle and chewed-up paper.
      • Second, the dice must be thrown down the center of the table and they must hit the pyramid contoured foam rubber padding against the back wall of the table.
      • It was an interruption of his concentration upon the interminable playing of dominoes, or cards, or throwing dice.
      • People are chattering and laughing; dice are being thrown; there is the constant clattering of mah-jong tiles.
      • Physical methods such as tossing coins or throwing dice or picking numbered balls from a rotating drum as in Lottery games are always unpredictable.
      • They asked God to decide for them, and they cast lots kind of like throwing dice, actually.
      • This guess is like the prediction that a six-sided dice thrown 6,000 times lands exactly 1,000 times on the prime side.
      • These scholars did not obtain these dates by throwing dice!
      • With that he called for Sylvanius, who was throwing dice with the shipwrights by the boat yard.
      • Only one condition I beg you to accept: she and I will both play with only one dice each and the dice will be thrown only thrice.
      • Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.
      • At the core of the game is throwing dice on the table for positioning.
      • The sample plot in Figure 1 is the outcome of a pair of dice thrown a large number of times.
      • The dice have already been thrown and we cannot reverse the roll.
      • This was the first pair of dice thrown out in Atlantic City.
      • A pair of starved-looking women huddled against a fountain, throwing dice in absolute silence.

  • 2

    (send, propel)
    the blast threw him across the room la explosión lo hizo salir despedido al otro lado de la habitación
    • he threw himself forward se tiró / echó hacia adelante
    • she threw herself out of the window se tiró por la ventana
    • the storm threw the yacht onto the rocks la tormenta lanzó el yate contra las rocas
    • she threw herself at her opponent se le echó encima a su adversario
    • to throw sb into jail meter a algn preso / en la cárcel
    • to throw sb out of work echar a algn del trabajo
    • his resignation threw them into confusion su dimisión los dejó desorientados
    • the slightest thing throws him into a panic por la menor cosa se pone nerviosísimo
    • I was thrown into a difficult situation me metieron en un aprieto
    • this threw the country into civil war esto sumió al país en una guerra civil
    • to throw oneself into a task meterse de lleno en una tarea
    • to throw oneself on / upon sb echársele encima a algn
    • we were thrown entirely onto our own resources quedamos totalmente abandonados a nuestros recursos
    • the experience had thrown her onto the defensive la experiencia la había hecho ponerse a la defensiva
    • The anti-war movement in Britain has thrown Muslims and the left into common struggle.
    • A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth.
    • The result was to throw China into almost total economic dependence on the Socialist bloc.
    • The three are thrown into wild confusion as suspicion and jealousy upset the domestic bliss.
    • But a report warns any re-development could be thrown into jeopardy by Government proposals to give the market hall listed building status.
    • Sources said the disappearance of the weapon threw the police into confusion, with some openly accusing others of misdeeds.
    • But the plan was thrown into disarray even before the troops began landing.
    • Ken's mind was racing, he had been thrown into an insane situation so quickly and unexpectedly, he wasn't sure what to do.
    • Like a practiced ballet, Octavia and Derek performed simultaneous moves which threw her off balance.
    • The next morning, Alexis woke early and was instantly thrown into confusion at the presence of the blanket.
    • When Kevin returns home unexpectedly the calm of rural life is thrown into disarray.
    • She was standing underground in a grey-brown tunnel, and all around bright lights threw everything into sharp relief.
    • They faced each other, the flickering light casting eerie shadows and throwing their faces into sharp relief.
    • Alyx's whole being was thrown into confusion at what his father just told him.
    • The airport, which had to be shut down for two hours, was thrown into confusion as news of the incident reached passengers.
    • When China was thrown into chaos by the 1931 Japanese invasion, he came to see the peasant villages as the strength of a new future.
    • The bourgeois order had been based on a clear distinction of male and female roles and identities, which were now thrown into confusion.
    • But he also argued it would throw Myanmar into confusion similar to that in Indonesia now if democracy movements were pushed for too hastily.
    • This is about the fifth time in three years that the place has been thrown into utter confusion.
    • Several branches have threatened to leave the movement, which could throw its future into doubt.
  • 3

    • 3.1(direct, aim)

      she threw him a warning look le lanzó una mirada de advertencia
      • a remark thrown into the conversation un comentario que se deja caer en la conversación
      • I'll throw the question over to the other team le pasaré la pregunta al otro equipo

    • 3.2(project)

      (shadow/image) proyectar
      to throw one's voice proyectar la voz
      • this throws suspicion on(to) the brother esto hace recaer las sospechas sobre el hermano
      • Light from the right throws the shadow of a French door or tall window onto the walls and drapes.
      • The light bulb from the ceiling caused the shadows to be thrown at an odd angle to the left.
      • Individual fixtures are fitted onto a surface-mounted or suspended track and may be adjusted to throw light in any direction.
      • Her reflection was eerie and the skylight threw a shocking bright light down on top of her.
      • The men cross the dunes; afternoon light throws long shadows onto the scrub.
      • If your car is equipped with fog lights, you may find it helpful to turn these on, as they throw a little extra light on the road while making your car easier to see.
      • The circle of light thrown by the flashlight was still hitting a granite wall, but a feet or two lower, it was not.
      • The small flame threw odd angled shadows across the dark ceilings and walls.
      • The mirror throws a bright light into a moderately lit room with walls of blackest brown.
      • The two backed into a small shaft of light thrown by a small window above.
      • The cracking campfire threw warm, dancing light over everything, shadows flickering at the edges.
      • She watched the shadow that was thrown on the wall.
      • The blinds in the living room cast off an eerie glow of white light, slants thrown across the room.
      • She poked at the fire causing it to flare up and throw more shadows across their faces.
      • The light threw shadows around the cluttered room as I rubbed my eyes, and sighed at the lines on the drawing board.
      • Then two of the lamps that move round to throw the prettiest patterns on the walls and ceiling turned out to be faulty.
      • He points it at them and uses it as a ventriloquist's dummy, throwing his voice into it and waggling it about to make it look as though they're talking.
      • The painting is subtly lit from the right of the frame (as you look at it), and a shadow thrown on the wall to the left.
      • As Tracy replied, the sun soared out from behind a cloud and threw brilliant rays of light through the window.
      • The furnaces along the far wall were roaring, opened doors throwing skittering shadows across the huge foundry floor.
      • She could see his shadow, thrown onto the wall over her head, and watched him out of the corner of her eye.

  • 4

    • 4.1(put, cast)

      she threw a blanket over him le puso / le echó una manta encima
      • to throw emphasis on(to) sth poner énfasis en algo
      • to throw blame on(to) sth/sb echarle la culpa a algo/algn
      • the responsibility was thrown onto me me hicieron responsable

    • 4.2(set up, erect)

      to throw a cordon around sth acordonar algo
      • to throw a bridge across / over a river tender un puente sobre un río

  • 5

    • 5.1(unseat)

      (horse) desmontar
      (horse) tirar
      • Just before arriving in the village, her majesty's horse threw a shoe and she walked her animal the rest of the way to the stable to have it looked at.
      • There are numerous examples of horses at the races throwing their jockeys and running wild.
      • I took my hands off the mane for just a second and the horse threw me.
      • He instead learned that she had been thrown by a horse, hit her head and died.
      • Five of the horses bolted, throwing four of the riders.
      • Peering from behind my hands, I watch as the horses fall, or throw their rider, or watch as loose, riderless horses veer across the track.
      • The horse reared upwards in sheer fright, throwing its rider sideways and underneath it.
      • The horse shied, reared up, fell and threw its rider.
      • The accident happened at 10.30 am last Saturday when a horse threw its rider, who wore a helmet.
      • The horse of one of the lead knights threw its rider and bolted backward.
      • Irritated, he grabs the bridle on one of the mules spooking it and causing it to throw its rider.
      • With a chorus of screams, the horses all plunged into crazed fear, throwing riders to and fro.
      • I intend to get back on the horse where it threw me.
      • They say that when a horse throws you, you should get right back on and go for a ride again, and I know a few people who take the same approach with liquor.
      • He added it was dangerous to have an eagle with a mounted hunt, as it could lead to a horse throwing a rider.
      • This horse likes to throw his riders; I knew he had something in store for me.
      • A vivid blue streak ripped the air between them, tearing the smoldering man from his horse and causing the last mount to rear, throwing its rider.
      • Horses throw shoes, eat food and destroy tack at an alarming rate.
      • Do you know what it's like to be thrown by a horse?
      • Always honest to a fault about his animals, he said he'd thrown his best bronc rider.
      • The horse threw the king, and, he died days later from the complications of a broken collarbone.
      • Problems compounded for the track in October when a horse threw its jockey during a race.

    • 5.2(in wrestling)

      (opponent) derribar
      • Next to them, 14 judo athletes took turns throwing one another.
      • Judo is a martial art combining the use of quick movement and leverage to throw an opponent.
      • She would allow him to attack with a karate chop, and he would throw her with Judo.
      • The art also emphasizes throwing the opponent - much like in judo - as well as various arm locks.
      • He had a disastrous opening performance on Monday in the wrestling, being thrown by Romeo, who took an early lead in the competition.
      • He had a small body but he did marvelous judo, and could throw larger opponents without using any power.

  • 6

    I was thrown by her question su pregunta me desconcertó
    • He is momentarily thrown by the comparison, but quickly warms to the topic.
    • That's why I was so thrown off when the door suddenly opened and I ended up falling hard against something very warm.
    • He is thrown by the direct logic of the question.
    • But I wasn't, so I just carried on with the show, a little shaken and thrown.
    • I guess me not moving after being thrown by the song had got her thinking the worst.
    • We are less likely to be thrown by losing our jobs than our parents might have been.
    • Christina was so thrown by the abrupt change of subject that she couldn't think of a proper reply.
  • 7

    (party) hacer
    (party) dar
    • But to top it all off, I understand you threw a little welcome party for some of the first families?
    • Rachel throws a last-minute bon voyage party for Emily just so she can invite Joshua.
    • Every couple of nights someone throws a Fireman Appreciation Party.
    • There would only be a few stars at the huge party which will be thrown at the 1,000 acre, 17th century estate.
    • They throw an annual Christmas party for dozens of pensioners who live in sheltered housing schemes.
    • It was here that the Scottish steel baron, who made his fortune in America before turning philanthropist to the poor, threw his famed house parties for the great and the good.
    • The only thing people were talking about was some huge party Justina had thrown to celebrate her 17th birthday.
    • His best friend Andy was throwing a huge Christmas party, and since he was home on break he decided to go.
    • Even when we threw our regular sizeable parties, not one of our visitors had asked why there were fist-sized holes in every door in the house.
    • The throng enjoyed a huge party thrown by the host committee at the city's aquarium following Media Day.
    • With not much to do till Friday, you can't help but start thinking about all those parties that will be thrown Saturday night.
    • The college where the festival is held throws a party the night before the event.
    • First, I throw a big welcome party for myself and everybody else to earn the adoration of the people.
    • It seemed like such a long time ago, yet he'd just thrown another party the last weekend.
    • Yesterday my company threw a little lunch party for me.
    • He drove about 20 miles over the speed limit and didn't do to good of a job parking when he got back to the house the party was being thrown at.
    • I hope you are all hard at work shopping for something nice to give me at the huge party I am throwing…
    • We broke up for good when one of my friends threw a Christmas party and she wasn't invited.
    • They then insisted on throwing a house warming party, practically smothering us with the locals, who were all very nice.
    • My brother's also throwing a huge party tonight and half the island's population will be there.
  • 8

    (switch/lever) darle a
    • We held our breath as this switches were thrown and the power came up.
    • Danby reached for it, but Nikola stretched his hand out toward the device and threw a switch.
    • When the parents arrive it's as if a switch has been thrown and behaviour patterns set back twenty or more years.
    • At the trolley portal the operator had to manually throw the switch using a switch iron.
    • Just before the lever gets thrown, Rocky erupts into a watery, gelatinous mass of pleading regret.
    • There is no other institution in the world that teaches its people to throw that many switches that fast.
    • Change is not like a switch that gets thrown and you're forever different.
    • If only there were a switch we could throw to put it right.
    • Seeing A's switch thrown to the right, she now moves her switch to the right as well.
    • It's really too bad that far too much time is spent running around them either looking for the next ledge to jump to, or trying to find which switch to throw so you can get on with the killing.
    • He's throwing switches, pushing buttons, and changing things around a bit.
    • Are there particular enzymes that could be targeted to reduce genomic instability, active-site switches to throw on or block?
  • 9

    (pot) tornear
    (pot) modelar en un torno
    • Similarly, simple examination of a pottery vessel should reveal whether it was hand-coiled or thrown on a wheel.
    • The pots are turned on a wheel, much as ceramic pots are thrown.
    • Lord's forms are hand-built rather than thrown on the wheel, but that doesn't mean they can't be erect and symmetrical.
    • Dorothy made me keep a couple of the finished pots, but I never threw another one.
    • I used to throw on the wheel, but have let it go in favor of handbuilding.
    • He hand-built many works from slabs, and also had forms thrown to his specifications on the potter's wheel.
  • 10

    (give birth to)
    (calf/foal) parir
  • 11informal

    (deliberately lose)
    (fight/race) (deliberadamente) perder
    • They are not averse to accepting bribes and throwing matches.
    • We are in no way imputing that he tried to bribe him to throw a match.
    • The case is based on tapes of a conversation in which police say he discussed payments for himself and others in return for throwing a match.
    • I've been wondering for a while whether he was persuaded to take a bribe in return for throwing the match.
    • For years, he had alleged that a player had offered him a bribe to help throw the match.
    • He accuses his opponent of offering him a bribe to throw a match.
    • My reasoning is that if he had wished to throw that race, he would have ridden it in every other way than in the manner that was witnessed.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (with ball, stone)
  • 2

    (with dice)


  • 1

    • 1.1

      (of ball) tiro masculine
      (of javelin, discus) lanzamiento masculine
      • Andrews did admit, however, that he had developed a mental block that affected his throws to first base.
      • Instead, with her final throw she produced her season's best and held her arms aloft.
      • Of course I nearly took out his eye with a beautifully arced throw.
      • With one mighty throw, he hurtled the mirror piece into the rift, which glowed for a couple of seconds and then cleared.
      • A lot of his throws to first base don't go to the first baseman.
      • It hadn't been a fast or hard throw, and she hoped (kind of) that he wasn't too badly hurt.
      • The different arm angles that he had to use while making throws from third were too much for his shoulder.
      • Some of his shorter throws are delivered in a shot-put motion, as if the ball is filled with a heavy liquid.
      • He must become more consistent on his throws to second base.
      • The underarm lob is better suited to operations in woodland, where an overarm throw may result in the grenade hitting a tree or branch, and bouncing back towards the thrower!
      • But too many throws from third early in the spring hurt his shoulder.
      • My thinking is: be aggressive and don't be afraid to make those throws to bases.
      • He lunges at the open window, hurling his strawberry milkshake in a cramped overarm throw.
      • They are happily engrossed in their game, though there is no audience to see and applaud a great throw or a neat catch or a lovely shot.
      • He knocked it off with a nicely-timed throw of a small hammer.
      • Unfortunately my throw was perfectly vertical, and the stone actually came down on my head.
      • A steal from last June, the southpaw started the inning with a 93 mph fastball, the only velocity the pitch hit in four throws.
      • By the way, whenever umpires are hit by throws, the ball remains alive and hopefully so does the umpire.
      • She helped him eliminate wasted motion in his throws, and a quicker release improved his accuracy.
      • Missing a baseball is easier than hitting it, and a misdirected throw from outfield can easily let two or three runners score who would not otherwise have made it back to home late.

    • 1.2(of dice)

      tirada feminine
      lance masculine
      it's your throw te toca tirar
      • I had a throw of 7 saqué 7
      • Similarly, Calvary was the final throw in Satan's power-bid for world dominion.
      • His final throw on the subject of alterations to the bill before publication came on the 14 February.
      • When that didn't work, the final throw was to hurl personal abuse at him for being a ‘liar’ over the Iraq War.
      • But it was made clear to him that his recommendation would be the final throw.
      • It is a work like no other and, with the first performance taking place in 1761, is pretty much the final throw of the Baroque.

    • 1.3(in wrestling)

      derribo masculine
      • His head turned from the blow, but he countered by grabbing the arm and tossing his dad with a shoulder throw.
      • In judo this might end up in a throw; in aikido, into a painful arm or body manipulation.
      • After a couple of years, adults become strong and have enough endurance to be ready to practice the more vigorous judo throws and pins.
      • Even that time she used the judo throw on him, he got up embarrassed, but he didn't turn this cute shade of pink.
      • At a stroke, Carlile put the doubts back in Harrington's mind when he swept him over backwards with a salto, a throw borrowed from the freestyle wrestling.
      • It's similar to kick-boxing except that it incorporates grappling, throws and take downs.
      • Judo players are trained for using throws, arm bars and chokes.
      • A few years ago we had numerous complaints about pupils using wrestling throws on each other after watching World Wide Wrestling on TV.
      • Though he was said to have a high judo rank, his throws didn't resemble judo techniques.
      • He was especially proud of his judo skills, emphasizing throws and holds.
      • Elite judo players exhibit an even distribution of right and left-side throws.
      • Their unanimous answer was that the throws in Okinawan karate are not meant to throw the opponent anywhere but the ground.
      • He is a master of numerous holds and throws and is a throwback to a time when stories were told in the ring and not on the microphone.
      • The new boys were going for their first ever judo throw.
      • The final was a much tougher match, with Stevie nudging ahead on points before he finally caught his opponent with a superb throw to take gold.
      • Many of the throws in Judo will simply not work if you don't time them correctly.
      • Instead the insurgent used the power and the clumsiness of the government against itself rather as a judo throw by which a smaller wrestler can topple a stronger and heavier opponent.
      • These throws take advantage of the inertia of the opponent's travel.
      • In both groups the victory was achieved mainly by throws and the ability to force the opponent into penalty situations.
      • Grasping the assailant's wrist and armpit he threw him over his shoulder but, hampered by his backpack, the throw was not clean.

  • 2

    • 2.1US (bedspread)

      cubrecama masculine
      • So you fold the sheet so it covers the full length of the bed, under the pillows, and trap it under a woolen throw, covered again by another sheet.
      • There were quilted table-settings, quilted cushions, quilted throws.
      • Find some warm woolly throws for your sofa and cover cold tiles and hardwood with area rugs.
      • Fur throws cover the leather couches in their spacious sitting room.
      • She offers a full laundry service for duvets, throws, blankets, curtains, bed linen, team kits, etc. and her rates are very competitive.
      • It's a large, traditional room with a fireplace, heavy furniture and a three-piece suite draped in throws.
      • With pillows, throws, slipcovers or area rugs, try spring colors like baby green, citrus and robin's egg blue.
      • You would have thought it relatively easy to buy curtains, cushions, throws, rugs, lighting.
      • Stretching wide and stifling a yawn he threw back the several throws and duvets that covered him.
      • Cover dated or worn sofas and chairs with large throws in a neutral colour so that they aren't the main focus of the room.
      • He layers the bed with lots of, sort of deep, comfy fabrics, a faux chinchilla throw, kind of crazy stuff like that.
      • The bed is covered in throws and cushions of every texture all colour coordinated with the rest of the room and you would hardly notice that it's a bed specially designed for people like me.
      • The couch was dark green suede and definitely cozier than the plaid throw covering the couch that would be acting as a bed in his new place.
      • If you sew, create a new apron, fleece throw or keepsake pillow.
      • All her furniture was painted bright pink and her King size bed had black and purple throws covering it.
      • Meantime, my posterior was resting on the foot of the bed, and the foot of the bed was covered with a beautiful mink throw.
      • Brighten it up with a new duvet cover or a smart throw, picking up the colour in light shades and curtains.
      • I sit down on the low sofa, covered by an afghan throw.
      • The home collection consists of soft furnishing products ranging from bed throws to duvet covers to cushions curtain panels and table linen.
      • If not, cover some boxes with sacking, or a throw or a neutral colored cloth and build up from there.

    • 2.2US (shawl)

      chal masculine
      echarpe masculine

  • 3slang

    a throw cada uno
    • they cost / are $17 a throw cuestan 17 dólares cada uno