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verb (tr, adverb)

to add (something extra) at no additional cost
to contribute or interpose (a remark, argument, etc), esp in a discussion
throw in one's hand
  1. (in cards) to concede defeat by putting one's cards down
  2. to give in and accept defeat; discontinue a venture
throw in the towel or throw in the sponge
  1. (in boxing) to concede defeat by the throwing of a towel (or sponge) into the ring by a second
  2. to give in and accept defeat; discontinue a venture

noun throw-in

soccer the method of putting the ball into play after it has gone into touch by throwing it two-handed from behind the head, both feet being kept on the ground

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throw in

1

Insert or introduce into the course of something, interject, as in He always threw in a few jokes to lighten the atmosphere. [c. 1700]

2

Add something with no additional charge, as in The salesman said he'd throw in the carpet padding. [Second half of 1600s]

3

throw in with. Enter into association with, as in His friends warned him against throwing in with the notorious street gang. [Second half of 1800s] Also see cast one's lot and the subsequent idioms beginning with throw in.

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