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- v. To quit; to give up.
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- v. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
From the traditional signal from a boxer's support staff of throwing such an item into a boxing ring to indicate that the contestant cannot continue the match and is forfeiting to the opponent. (Wiktionary)