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throw

1. an act or result of throwing dice
2. 
a. the eccentricity of a cam
b. the radial distance between the central axis of a crankshaft and the axis of a crankpin forming part of the shaft
3. a sheet of fabric used for draping over an easel or unfinished painting, etc., to keep the dust off
4. Geology the vertical displacement of rock strata at a fault
5. Physics the deflection of a measuring instrument as a result of a sudden fluctuation

throw

[thrō]
(engineering)
The scattering of fragments in a blasting operation.
(geology)
The vertical component of dip separation on a fault, or generally the amount of vertical displacement on any fault.
(mechanical engineering)
The maximum diameter of the circle moved by a rotary part.
(computer science)

throw

1. The horizontal or vertical axial distance an airstream travels after leaving an air outlet to the point where the airstream velocity is reduced to a specific value; also called blow.
2. The effective distance between a lighting fixture and the area being lighted.
3. The maximum distance that a bolt projects when it is fully extended.
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A report highlighted that we throw away approximately a third of food we buy and this trial has shown that households are throwing away 4kg per week.
The survey of 4,000 adults found 44 per cent would not try to fix a broken washing machine or dishwasher, 23 per cent would throw away a computer which was slow or kept crashing, and 18 per cent would discard a kettle coated in limescale.
If this is true, if the gesture, of throwing away is the first and indispensable condition of being, since one is what one does not throw away, then the most important physiological and mental gesture is that of separating the part of me that remains from the part I must jettison, to sink away into a beyond from which there is no return.
For one thing, the 156 million ton figure with which we're all now intimate doesn't represent what we throw away in the dump every year; it's what we generate, commercial and institutional sources included.
Using data that most crystallographers throw away, biophysicists have for the first time taken a close look at the interior organization of a tumor virus.
The bottom line is that if you carefully trim away mold on firm fruits and vegetables and hard cheeses, and if you throw away soft foods and dairy products with any mold on them, you should be able to protect yourself against just about anything your refrigerator throws at you.
It also wants to help customers reduce the amount of rubbish they throw away each week.
France made it illegal for stores to throw away food, now we should follow suit.
Buying for the sake of having leads to throwing away and we throw away the goods the poor should benefit from but could not afford to buy, he said.
Cruise then admitted that they should throw away a few of them.
Lyndsey Stewart, from Waste Awareness Wales, said: "In Wales we throw away around 400,000 tonnes of good food and drink each year.
With the Westend defenders unable to cope with the speed and ability of the Meltham attack it was no surprise when they conceded two late goals to throw away the points and leave themselves facing a relegation battle for the remaining matches of the season.