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throw in

verb

Definition of THROW IN

transitive verb
1
:  to add as a gratuity or supplement
2
:  to introduce or interject in the course of something :  contribute <they throw in some…sound effects on several songs — Tom Phillips>
3
:  distribute 3b
4
:  engage <throw in the clutch>
intransitive verb
:  to enter into association or partnership :  join <agrees to throw in with a crooked ex-cop — Newsweek>
throw in the towel also throw in the sponge
:  to abandon a struggle or contest :  acknowledge defeat :  give up

First Known Use of THROW IN

1678

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