From Middle English threw, from Old English þrēaw (first and third person past tense of þrāwan), from West Germanic *þreu, from Northwest Germanic *þrerō, from Proto-Germanic *þeþrō (first and third person past tense of *þrēaną), reduplication of *þrēaną.
- simple past tense of
- (colloquial, nonstandard) past participle of
- 1967, John McPhee, The Pine Barrens, page 66:
- "But I'd have threw lead at him if I'd been scared enough. I wasn't scared enough."