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throw in

verb

Definition of throw in

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to add as a gratuity or supplement

    2. 2 :  to introduce or interject in the course of something :  contribute <they throw in some…sound effects on several songs — Tom Phillips>

    3. 3 :  distribute 3b

    4. 4 :  engage <throw in the clutch>

    5. intransitive verb
    6. :  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
    1. :  to abandon a struggle or contest :  acknowledge defeat :  give up



    1678

    First Known Use of throw in

    1678


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