Definition of Throw in
1. Verb. Add as an extra or as a gratuity.
2. Verb. Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat. "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
Derivative terms: Quitter
3. Verb. To insert between other elements. "She interjected clever remarks"
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Cut Off, Disrupt, Interrupt
Derivative terms: Interjection, Interjection, Interposition, Interposition
Definition of Throw in
1. Noun. Alternative spelling of throw-in ¹
2. Verb. (idiomatic) To add something extra free of charge. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Throw in
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"More, however, is made of appearances by this class than by the others; for they throw in the good opinion of the gods, and will tell you of a shower of ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"1 throw in, Toi loi, &c. ... Toi loi, &c, To his dies my hooks I throw in, And collar his dragons clear away ; And his onions,M chain, and key. ..."
3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1880)
"To keep your children alive and attentive, throw in plenty of stories, and remember that all success in teaching, either in or out of school, lies in a deep ..."
4. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1849)
"throw in provisions, the other to prevent its being done without their observation. 27. When they heard at Athens the circumstances of the army, ..."
5. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"In all the statistics in regard to common school education there is one little weakness resulting from the fact that we have to throw in that class men who ..."
6. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"fighting for disarming an opponent hold or throw in hand-to-hand slashing ... a throw (in fighting) hands and throws him forward from in which one catches ..."