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I have seen this word spelled throughing and throwing in the media. How would you say, "She was throughing or throwing paper acorss the room."

Correct is: "She was throwing paper acorss the room". The other spelling is a mistake. —Stephen 11:57, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Parties, Celebrations, etc[edit]

Shouldn't there be an additional definition for when the word is used to describe putting together something?

I was just about to request this myself. Any takers? ---> Tooironic 04:12, 4 July 2010 (UTC)


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Sense "A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance." Is this really an example of the first sense under the second etymology? If so, it needs to be moved there, and will make that sense extant, not obsolete. — Paul G 15:29, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Clearly widspread colloquial use, in the US. Third etymology ("Unknown") then? --Connel MacKenzie 12:42, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
I don't know. It looks far too close to the purportedly obsolete sense. Needs to be checked in the OED or another good dictionary. — Paul G 15:23, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

RFV passed (it's used in The Catcher in the Rye, which I'd consider to be a well-known work, and Connel and Stephen say it's in clearly widespread use); bringing to RFC to figure out how it should be laid out. —RuakhTALK 05:09, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

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The comment was that it was "not clear that noun sense 4 under etymology 1 does in fact belong under that etymology. We need either to remove this claim, or to back it up with one or more references." — Beobach 06:58, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

  • This seems to have been fixed already. Ƿidsiþ 10:54, 10 December 2010 (UTC)