- throw throw [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive]1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem:
• There is no point throwing money at the pollution problem.2. throw money away also throw good money after bad , throw money down the drain , throw money down a rat hole to waste money by spending it on something that has already failed:
• As the project devoured more than £4 million, we began to wonder if we were throwing money down the drain.throw something → out phrasal verb [transitive]1. to get rid of something that you do not want or need:
• They are throwing out their old mainframe computers.2. to decide not to accept a plan, suggestion, or legal decision:
• The appeals court threw out the verdict.
• The bill was thrown out by the Senate.
* * *throw UK US /θrəʊ/ verb [T] (threw, thrown)● throw the book at sb — Cf. throw the book at sb● throw good money after bad — Cf. throw good money after bad● throw your hat into the ring — Cf. throw your hat into the ring● throw your money around — Cf. throw your money around● throw money at sth — Cf. throw money at sth● throw money down the drain — Cf. throw money down the drain● throw your weight around — Cf. throw your weight around● throw your weight behind sth — Cf. throw your weight behind sth
Financial and business terms. 2012.