Definition of Throw off

1. Verb. Get rid of. "Shed your clothes"

Exact synonyms: Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shake Off, Shed, Throw, Throw Away
Specialized synonyms: Exuviate, Molt, Moult, Shed, Slough, Abscise, Exfoliate, Autotomise, Autotomize
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw



2. Verb. Get rid of. "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
Exact synonyms: Escape From, Shake, Shake Off
Generic synonyms: Break Loose, Escape, Get Away

Definition of Throw off

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To confuse; especially, to lose a pursuer. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To introduce errors or inaccuracies; to skew. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throw Off

throw dirt enough, and some will stick
throw down
throw down one's tools
throw down the gauntlet
throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick
throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stick
throw for a loop
throw good money after bad
throw in
throw in at the deep end
throw in the bark
throw in the sponge
throw in the towel
throw in with
throw money away
throw off (current term)
throw off balance
throw off the trail
throw on
throw one's cap over the windmill
throw one's hat in the ring
throw one's hat into the ring
throw one's hat over the windmill
throw one's name in the hat
throw one's toys out of the pram
throw one's weight around
throw out
throw out of kilter
throw overboard

Literary usage of Throw off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"What was done to the throw-off switch? A. The conductor threw the throw-oft' switch back. Q. Was that before or after the locomotive liad passed over it? ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"many distant nations would throw off the unaccustomed yoke, when they were no longer restrained by the powerful hand which had imposed it. ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"Though a natural-born subject cannot throw off his allegiance, and is always amenable for criminal acts judicial, and cannot be delegated to the clerk. ..."

4. History of the Hartford Convention: With a Review of the Policy of the by Theodore Dwight (1833)
"... perished on the field of battle to throw off the leaden yoke of the English monarch. These generous men were far from supposing, when they thus ..."

5. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"The exaction of some duty on tea impelled the Americans to throw off their allegiance to Britain, and had it not been for the tenth and twentieth pennies, ..."

6. The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Mary Wortley Montagu (1837)
"tolerably of my modesty, after so bold a declaration : I am resolved to throw off reserve, and use me ill if you please. ..."

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