throw-in

play
noun \ ˈthrō-ˌin \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of throw-in

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

First Known Use of throw-in

1881


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 or less commonly throw in the sponge
:to abandon a struggle or contest :acknowledge defeat :give up

First Known Use of throw in

1678


THROW-IN Defined for English Language Learners

throw-in

play
noun

Definition of throw-in for English Language Learners

  • : 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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