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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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At a minimum, he ought to be thrown off the Christian network.
The right acts as if the many groups thrown off by plenitude harbor an anarchic tendency, that people have become gays, feminists, or Deadheads in order to escape morality.
His grandson relishes the twist: Here he is, two generations later, taking care of people as poor as his grandfather when thrown off a hobo's train.
Most often, as is the case in Flintshire and near my home, these are tenant farmers who are thrown off their farms and lose their livelihood so these fat cat companies can make a huge profit.
A DISABLED businessman has been thrown off a budget flight - because he could not walk to the emergency exit.
Oleg Strahanovich was thrown off and sent to a cooler after allegedly pushing and threatening a female conductor.
Unable to shout for help, he was thrown from side to side until he was eventually thrown off.
And if your feet are bad, then you start thinking about your hands and your whole game gets thrown off.
Former cop Frank Quinn is assigned to the case, despite having been thrown off the force because of a bogus child-rape charge against him.
A Teesside family had their first holiday abroad cut short after they were thrown off a campsite accused of causing a disturbance.
A 15-year-old boy was being held today on suspicion of murder after an object was allegedly thrown off a bridge into the path of a van.
With the decline in diversity, many of the important interactions among species, such as pollination, have been thrown off as well.