English: throw

English verb 'throw' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to throw
Participle: thrown
Gerund: throwing

Indicative

Present

Ithrow
youthrow
he;she;itthrows
wethrow
youthrow
theythrow

Perfect

Ihave thrown
youhave thrown
he;she;ithas thrown
wehave thrown
youhave thrown
theyhave thrown

Past

Ithrew
youthrew
he;she;itthrew
wethrew
youthrew
theythrew

Pluperfect

Ihad thrown
youhad thrown
he;she;ithad thrown
wehad thrown
youhad thrown
theyhad thrown

Future

Iwill throw
youwill throw
he;she;itwill throw
wewill throw
youwill throw
theywill throw

Future perfect

Iwill have thrown
youwill have thrown
he;she;itwill have thrown
wewill have thrown
youwill have thrown
theywill have thrown

Subjunctive

Present

Ithrow
youthrow
he;she;itthrow
wethrow
youthrow
theythrow

Perfect

Ihave thrown
youhave thrown
he;she;ithave thrown
wehave thrown
youhave thrown
theyhave thrown

Imperfect

Ithrew
youthrew
he;she;itthrew
wethrew
youthrew
theythrew

Pluperfect

Ihad thrown
youhad thrown
he;she;ithad thrown
wehad thrown
youhad thrown
theyhad thrown

Conditional

Present

Iwould throw
youwould throw
he;she;itwould throw
wewould throw
youwould throw
theywould throw

Perfect

Iwould have thrown
youwould have thrown
he;she;itwould have thrown
wewould have thrown
youwould have thrown
theywould have thrown

Imperative

youthrow
weLet's throw
youthrow

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam throwing
youare throwing
he;she;itis throwing
weare throwing
youare throwing
theyare throwing

Perfect

Ihave been throwing
youhave been throwing
he;she;ithas been throwing
wehave been throwing
youhave been throwing
theyhave been throwing

Past

Iwas throwing
youwere throwing
he;she;itwas throwing
wewere throwing
youwere throwing
theywere throwing

Pluperfect

Ihad been throwing
youhad been throwing
he;she;ithad been throwing
wehad been throwing
youhad been throwing
theyhad been throwing

Future

Iwill be throwing
youwill be throwing
he;she;itwill be throwing
wewill be throwing
youwill be throwing
theywill be throwing

Future perfect

Iwill have been throwing
youwill have been throwing
he;she;itwill have been throwing
wewill have been throwing
youwill have been throwing
theywill have been throwing

Conditional

Present

Iwould be throwing
youwould be throwing
he;she;itwould be throwing
wewould be throwing
youwould be throwing
theywould be throwing

Perfect

Iwould have been throwing
youwould have been throwing
he;she;itwould have been throwing
wewould have been throwing
youwould have been throwing
theywould have been throwing

Verbs conjugated like throw

blow, crow, grow, know, outgrow, overblow, overgrow, overthrow, throw,

Additional Information

Etymology

"to project, propel," c.1300, from O.E. þrawan "to twist, turn writhe" (pt. þreow, pp. þrawen), from P.Gmc. *thræ- (cf. O.S. thraian, M.Du. dræyen, Du. draaien, O.H.G. draen, Ger. drehen "to turn, twist;" not found in Scand. or Gothic), from PIE *tere- "to rub, turn, rub by turning, bore" (cf. Skt. turah "wounded, hurt," Gk. teirein "to rub, rub away," L. terere "to rub, thresh, grind, wear away," O.C.S. tiro "to rub," Lith. trinu "to rub," O.Ir. tarathar "borer," Welsh taraw "to strike"). Not the usual O.E. word for "to throw" (weorpan, related to warp was common in this sense). The sense evolution may be via the notion of whirling a missile before throwing it. The sense of "put by force" (e.g. throw in jail) is first recorded 1560; that of "to confuse, flabbergast" is from 1844; that of "lose deliberately" is from 1868. To throw the book at (someone) is 1932, from notion of judge sentencing a criminal from a law book full of possible punishments. To throw (one's) hat in the ring "issue a challenge," esp. to announce one's candidacy, first recorded 1917. To throw up "vomit" is first recorded 1732.