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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to throw, cast, hurl
    Synonyms: mosauttaa (dialectal), täräyttää (colloquial)
    heittää varjo ― to cast a shadow
    heittää ulos ― to expel, throw out
  2. (transitive, in expressions) to abandon, give up
    Työtämme ohjaa, meitä älä heitä! (from a hymn)
    Guide our work, do not abandon us!
    Ken tästä käy, saa kaiken toivon heittää.
    Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
    (literally, “Who passes here shall abandon all hope.”)
  3. (transitive, informal) to interject; express something
    heittää arvaus ― to take a guess
  4. (transitive, colloquial) to take, transport, give a ride (in a car)
    Voitko heittää minut kotiin?
    Can you give me a ride home?
  5. (transitive, colloquial) to give, hand over
  6. (intransitive, colloquial, of a number) to be inaccurate or incorrect, to be off (by = adessive)
    Arviosi heittää useilla vuosilla.
    Your estimate is off by several years.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".