- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. note, modulation, tone; roll, plunge, toss, dip, reel, lurch; slant, slope, drop; ascent, rise, grade, height, range; resin, tar. —v. t. throw, toss; build, erect, set, establish; cast, heave. —v. i. roll, reel, plunge, toss; slope. See propulsion, sound, degree.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Slope]2. [A throw]Syn. toss, fling, hurl, heave, cast, pitched ball, ball, strike, delivery, offering*, the old apple*.3. [Musical frequency]Syn. frequency of vibration, rate of vibration, tone; see sound 2 .Standards of pitch include: concert, classic, high, low, international, French, Stuttgart, philharmonic, philosophical.4. [A viscous liquid]• make a pitch for*,Syn. urge, promote, aid; see support 2 .v.1. [To throw]Syn. hurl, fling, toss; see throw 1 .2. [To fall forward]3. [To slope abruptly]throw .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.1. incline slope, slant, grade, steepness, cant, tilt.2. tone timbre, key.3. salespitch spiel, patter.4. throw delivery, toss, fling, sling, fastball, curve ball, knuckleball, spit- ball.IIv.1. throw deliver, hurl, fling, sling, lob, cast, *smoke one by, *throw smoke, *gun.2. plunge headlong dive, dip, fall, drop, toss, topple, lurch, tumble.3. erect put up, raise.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm: cast, dart, dash, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, shoot, shy2, sling, throw, toss. Informal: fire. See MOVE. 2. To raise upright: erect, put up, raise, rear2, set up, upraise, uprear. See HORIZONTAL, RISE. 3. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily: drop, fall, go down, nose-dive, plunge, spill, topple, tumble. Idiom: take a fall (or header or plunge or spill or tumble). See RISE. 4. To lean suddenly, unsteadily, and erratically from the vertical axis: lurch, roll, seesaw, yaw. See MOVE, STRAIGHT. 5. To move vigorously from side to side or up and down: heave, rock, roll, toss. See REPETITION. 6. To slope downward: decline, descend, dip, drop, fall, sink. See RISE. 7. Informal. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product): advertise, ballyhoo, build up, cry (up), popularize, promote, publicize, talk up. Informal: plug. Slang: push. See KNOWLEDGE. II noun 1. An act of throwing: cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, shy2, sling, throw, toss. See MOVE. 2. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground: dive, fall, nosedive, plunge, spill, tumble. Informal: header. See RISE. 3. A downward slope or distance: decline, declivity, descent, drop, fall. See RISE. 4. Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity: depth (often used in plural), ferociousness, ferocity, fierceness, fury, intensity, severity, vehemence, vehemency, violence. See BIG, STRONG. 5. Informal A systematic effort or part of this effort to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity: advertisement, ballyhoo, buildup, promotion, publicity, puffery. Informal: plug. Slang: hype. See KNOWLEDGE.
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