throw


throw
throw throw [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive]
1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem:

• There is no point throwing money at the pollution problem.

2. throw money away also throw good money after bad , throw money down the drain , throw money down a rat hole to waste money by spending it on something that has already failed:

• As the project devoured more than £4 million, we began to wonder if we were throwing money down the drain.

throw something → out phrasal verb [transitive]
1. to get rid of something that you do not want or need:

• They are throwing out their old mainframe computers.

2. to decide not to accept a plan, suggestion, or legal decision:

• The appeals court threw out the verdict.

• The bill was thrown out by the Senate.

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throw UK US /θrəʊ/ verb [T] (threw, thrown)
throw the book at sb — Cf. throw the book at sb
throw good money after bad — Cf. throw good money after bad
throw your hat into the ring — Cf. throw your hat into the ring
throw your money around — Cf. throw your money around
throw money at sth — Cf. throw money at sth
throw money down the drain — Cf. throw money down the drain
throw your weight around — Cf. throw your weight around
throw your weight behind sth — Cf. throw your weight behind sth
See also CURVEBALL(Cf. ↑curveball), THROW STH AWAY(Cf. ↑throw sth away), THROW STH IN(Cf. ↑throw sth in), THROW STH OUT(Cf. ↑throw sth out), THROW STH UP(Cf. ↑throw sth up)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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