Definition of Throw a fit

1. Verb. Get very angry and fly into a rage. "Spam makes me go ballistic"

Definition of Throw a fit

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To become angry, enraged, or upset; to act or react with an outburst, as by shouting, swearing, etc. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throw A Fit

throw a bone to
throw a fit (current term)
throw a party
throw a sickie
throw a spanner in the works
throw a tantrum
throw a wobbly
throw an eye
throw aside
throw away
throw away the key
throw back
throw caution to the wind
throw chunks
throw cold water on
throw dirt

Literary usage of Throw a fit

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1. The Bookman (1914)
"He never could throw a fit when he wanted to. Some of the feebs can throw fits as quick as a wink. By and by it got real black, and we were hungry, ..."

2. My Life in Prison by Donald Lowrie (1912)
""The poor suckers that he had roped in knew he was going to throw a fit so's to fool the Captain, as they thought, and the Captain knew he was going to ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"If they picked it up on Broadway, with his name signed to it, and read it, they 'd throw a fit over it, laughing. But he supposed she knew what you ought to ..."

4. A Vagabond Journey Around the World: A Narrative of Personal Experience by Harry Alverson Franck (1911)
"Some of the boys who are good at it throw a fit when they get in a crowd of rich ones. But as you talk English, a good tale of woe will do as well. ..."

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