Green’s Dictionary of Slang

throw v.

1. [19C+] to vomit.

2. in transitive senses.

(a) [mid-19C] (US Und.) to cheat, to rob.

(b) [late 19C+] (US) to do, to perform, to put across; thus thrower n.

(c) [late 19C; 1940s+] (US) to shoot a bullet.

(d) [1900s] (US Und.) to send to prison.

(e) [1930s] (US black) to cast a spell.

(f) [1940s–50s] (US Und.) to rob at gunpoint.

(g) [1980s+] (US) to sell, e.g. throw joints, to sell marijuana cigarettes.

3. [mid-19C+] (orig. US) to disconcert, to surprise, to worry.

4. in senses of SE throw away.

(a) [mid-19C+] to lose deliberately, esp. in sports.

(b) [20C+] (US) to get rid of, to overcome; of a police officer, to drop a charge.

5. [1920s+] (US) to host a party or social event.

6. [1930s] to go out on a spree.

7. [1970s+] to have sexual intercourse.

In compounds

throw-oil (n.)

vaginal secretions.

In phrases

throw the bull (v.) (also throw bull around, throw it (around))

[20C+] (US) to brag, to boast, to claim what one cannot achieve.