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Definition of throw-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of throwing a ball in: such as
a : a throw made from the touchline in soccer to put the ball back in play after it has gone into touch
b : a throw from an outfielder to the infield in baseball
c : an inbounds pass in basketball
2 : something added as a bonus or supplement

throw in

threw in; thrown in; throwing in; throws in

Definition of throw in (Entry 2 of 2)

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
4 : engage throw in the clutch

intransitive verb

: to enter into association or partnership : join agrees to throw in with a crooked ex-copNewsweek
throw in the towel or less commonly throw in the sponge
: to abandon a struggle or contest : acknowledge defeat : give up

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Examples of throw-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb A year ago, the three-game tally was 22 flags after seeing 10 thrown in the season opener. Michael Casagrande |, al, "What’s behind Alabama’s penalty problem," 17 Sep. 2019 For Microsoft, the partnership fills the obvious and gaping hole in its offerings ever since Nadella threw in the towel on the company's own line of Windows phones. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Surprise: The Galaxy Note 10 Is Microsoft’s Long-Awaited Smartphone, Made by Samsung," 7 Aug. 2019 After qualifying for the CIF Southern Section postseason in both girls’ shotput and discus throw in the Wave League finals on April 25, Rosales got her first taste of competition outside of the U.S. Andrew Turner,, "Marina’s Alejandra Rosales also throwing for El Salvador," 11 July 2019 Sams estimates the hardware could come in as low as $60, or up to $80 with a controller thrown in. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Report: Microsoft still planning a low-cost, streaming-focused Xbox," 3 July 2019 There’s certainly no reason for concern when watching him throw in practice. Zach Berman,, "Carson Wentz’s status, Eagles who have stood out, Joe Douglas’ future | Early Birds," 5 June 2019 Many retailers have simply extended their Black Friday offers through Monday while others are throwing in something extra. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Best Cyber Monday deals on furniture, bedding, and more," 24 Nov. 2018 For anyone buying a new iPhone, iPad or Mac laptop, a one-year subscription will be thrown in free., "In the streaming industry, $5 is a figure that grabs attention.," 13 Sep. 2019 An abusive boyfriend is thrown in for good measure because that allows Girl 1, in a transparent and patronizing way, to rise above victimhood. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Movie review: In 'Haunt,' college kids make unwise decisions and bloody things happen," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of throw-in


1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1678, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of throw-in was in 1678

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English Language Learners Definition of throw-in

: a throw made in soccer or rugby to put the ball back in play after it has gone out of the playing area
: a throw from a player in the outfield to a player in the infield in baseball

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