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throw in the towel

Definition of throw in the towel

informal

  1. :  to stop an activity or effort :  to admit that one cannot do something and stop trying :  to quit <He couldn't seem to win, but he wasn't ready to throw in the towel.>



Word by Word Definitions

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

towelplay
  1. :  an absorbent cloth or paper for wiping or drying

  1. :  to rub or dry (as the body) with a towel

    :  to use a towel to dry oneself


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