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  • n. Alternative form of throw-in.
  • v. To add something extra free of charge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
  • v. add as an extra or as a gratuity
  • v. to insert between other elements


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  • I just needed to throw in an alien abduction or two and my customer Mrs. Tibbetts would love reading all about it.

    The House on the Gulf

  • The opening chapter of the story was clear enough: Marcel Vivien, owner of a prosperous little business, with a wife and child, had mysteriously vanished, having made up his mind overnight to abandon everything and throw in his lot with a very young woman.

    Maigret and the Loner

  • I could even throw in some lunges and turn the whole thing into a mini-workout.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • They knew he was a hardcase, and they wanted to be hardcases just like him, and when he invited them to throw in with him on the hijacking, it had just seemed like a lark, kind of.

    Drowned Hopes

  • I'll take the two-fifty, Spider said, if you throw in a ride to the bus station.


  • "And we even throw in these personal, multi-frequency portable radios with a two-mile range for free."


  • In the middle of a difficult interrogation I would get up and poke the fire at length, then throw in noisy shovelfuls of coal, looking quite bland, while my client stared at me in bewilderment.

    Maigret's Memoirs

  • For some time now Yao had believed that Shen Xue had enough height in the jump, and quick enough rotation, to be able to land the first-ever quad throw in competition.


  • My sister and I took it down to Mrs. Priegle to throw in the furnace.

    Enemies of the People

  • With Podduyev fidgeting beside him and anxious to throw in the armour whose columns were already beginning to bunch near the gaps in the minefield,

    First Clash


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