throw-in

noun
\ ˈthrō-ˌin How to pronounce throw-in (audio) \

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

verb
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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But throw in games against bad Cincinnati and the New York Giants teams and the Dolphins will have to be down to the task each and every week. 4. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde10: Stunning ESPN computer idea, Vegas odds — 10 ideas on Dolphins tank job," 3 Sep. 2019 Participants had to assess threat level as images of black and white people flashed before them, with images of black and white robots thrown in here and there. Sigal Samuel, Vox, "Is it wrong to be mean and racist to robots?," 2 Aug. 2019 With Summerfest admission thrown in, that's still a great deal, but not enough people are getting tickets. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The best and worst of Summerfest 2019 in Milwaukee, from Billie Eilish to Jennifer Lopez," 8 July 2019 In other words, jump lunges are basically a tougher, more challenging version of standard lunges, with extra core and hip stabilization work thrown in, too. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why Doing Jumping Lunges Like Jordana Brewster Has Powerful Strength and Cardio Benefits," 2 July 2018 Better still, throw in some next-level accoutrements for his craft. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "7 gift ideas to wow your dad on Father's Day – all at your local Kroger," 14 June 2018 This year, the county threw in another $290,000 and the state approved an additional $2 million to expand the service statewide — the first state to do so in the nation. oregonlive.com, "Roughly 450 migrants received free legal help from Portland to fight deportation, seek asylum," 21 Aug. 2019 Pottery Barn even threw in wall art memorializing the show’s theme song and a doormat with the series’ logo. Washington Post, "Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans nuts for merch," 20 Aug. 2019 But the last vacationers of summer aren’t throwing in their beach towels. David Owens, courant.com, "As people head to Cape Cod’s beaches for the final vacation weeks, white sharks are on their minds," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of throw-in

Noun

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1678, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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throw-in

noun

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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