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threw in the towel

phrase
variants: also threw in the sponge
past tense of throw in the towel

Synonyms & Antonyms of threw in the towel

to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control)
  • The badly beaten wrestler finally had to throw in the towel.

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threw in

threw in the towel

threw off

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“Threw in the towel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/threw%20in%20the%20towel. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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