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English verb: throw in

1. throw in (possession) add as an extra or as a gratuity


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add, bestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend

2. throw in (competition) give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat


SamplesIn the second round, the challenger gave up.


Synonymschuck up the sponge, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, give up, quit, throw in the towel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Antonymsenter, participate

3. throw in (communication) to insert between other elements


SamplesShe interjected clever remarks.


Synonymscome in, inject, interject, interpose, put in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt









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