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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of throw.

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  • v. Past participle of throw

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & p. p. from throw, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Twisted: as, thrown silk (which see, under silk).
  • Disappointed.
  • In geology and mining, moved out of its original position by a fault, or intersecting dike or vein, or fissure of any kind, whether filled with ore, gossan, flucan, or whether simply a crack.
  • Turned. Compare throw, transitive verb 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. caused to fall to the ground
  • adj. twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ever notice how iterations of the phrase "thrown under the bus" pop up over and over and over again on The Apprentice?

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  • Imagine how a victim of sexual assault would feel hearing the word thrown around so casually.

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  • You know, we've heard the term thrown around lately but again, what are they and how exactly are they is supposed to work?

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2009

  • HOLMES: As we wrap up here, and you show us the final product, we hear the term thrown around, you all used it a couple of times.

    CNN Transcript Aug 2, 2009

  • This would have been the 1970s, BTW Pulling that all apart is tough, because I pretty much have to go back to the moment where I first became conscious of what “race” is supposed to mean in society, as opposed to just hearing the term thrown about and having no idea what it meant.

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  • The point, boys, is not to get angry, but to look for the reasons why you got the label thrown your way.

    Daily Kos Kerfuzzle

  • The phrase "thrown under the bus" comes up a lot, and it makes you wonder how enormous this bus must be.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • If he does, there will be another name thrown into that list of players who can win the most majors, Harrington said.

    SI.com

  • Andrew Walker is a name thrown around at the end of most campaigns. might have a slow start to 2011 after a serious knee injury but the mobile big man is going to be a force for years in the navy blue.

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  • I don't think I've ever used the phrase "thrown under the bus."

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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