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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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