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From Middle English throwen, thrawen, from Old English þrāwan (to turn, twist, curl, rack, torture, turn around), from Proto-Germanic *þrēaną (to twist, turn), from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁-‎ (to rub, rub by twisting, twist, turn). Cognate with Scots thraw (to twist, turn, throw), West Frisian triuwe (to push), Dutch draaien (to turn), Low German draien, dreien (to turn (in a lathe)), German drehen (to turn), Danish dreje (to turn), Swedish dreja (to turn), Albanian dredh (to turn, twist, tremble), Bulgarian изтървавам (iztǎrvavam, to drop).