throw in

verb

Definition of throw in

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to add as a gratuity or supplement

  3. 2 :  to introduce or interject in the course of something :  contribute <they throw in some … sound effects on several songs — Tom Phillips>

  4. 3 :  distribute 3b

  5. 4 :  engage <throw in the clutch>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to enter into association or partnership :  join <agrees to throw in with a crooked ex-cop — Newsweek>

throw in the towel

or less commonly

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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