Synonym: chuck up the sponge, come in, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, give up, inject, interject, interpose, put in, quit, throw in the towel. Similar words: throw, throw up, throw off, throw away, overthrow, show in, owing to, billowing. Meaning: v. 1. add as an extra or as a gratuity 2. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat 3. to insert between other elements throw-in. n. (rugby) an act or instance of throwing a ball in to put it into play.
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1 I'm ready to throw in the towel.
2 He vowed he would never throw in the towel.
3 Pay ￡4.80 for larger prints and they throw in a free photo album.
4 We're not going to throw in the towel just because we lost one game.
5 He has decided to throw in his lot with the far-right groups in parliament.
6 If you buy a refrigerator, we will throw in a microwave oven.
7 This is not to say that theater should throw in the towel.
8 Melt the butter in a large saucepan and throw in the chopped onion and the whole unpeeled garlic clove.
9 What a cop-out it would be to throw in the sponge now.
10 Throw in a possible appeal after that, and the final outcome may be years away.
11 He lifts open the door to throw in another pine slab.
12 Then again, anyone can throw in high allusions,[www.Sentencedict.com] and Munnery doesn't abandon the conventions he wants to subvert.
13 But utility developers shouldn't throw in the towel just yet.
14 With this latest controversy we can throw in political fund-raising, too.
15 Usually he lingered by the stream to throw in stones, but today he didn't stop.
16 Because the puppets throw in the odd line pertaining to other locations in the dungeons.
17 All you have to do is throw in your lot with me.
18 Some one would occasionally open the door, throw in a bit of rubbish and depart.
19 I suppose we are right to throw in our lot with them.
20 He left his job in the National Theatre to throw in his lot with a small travelling theatre company.
21 You can have the piano for 60, and I'll throw in the stool as well.
22 You can have the piano for $200, and I'll throw in the stool as well.
23 A good 4-5 season sleeping bag is a must for anyone who doesn't throw in the towel the minute October dawns.
24 In the fire of an argument words are it's fuel, choose your words wisely. If you throw in wood or paper, the fire will burn evenly then put itself out. But if you throw oil or gasoline, the fire will spread fiercely and unmanageable. Anthony Liccione
25 Once Williams was smacked in the face by a throw in an international game, breaking her nose.
26 If they start to see prices run up, they might throw in the towel.
27 They had to pass round bin liners so that people could throw in their sodden tissues.
28 And if he examined trends in slightly older age groups, he could throw in Alzheimer's disease.
29 You want to run because you never want to throw in the towel.
30 He likes to move the ball quickly and prefers to throw in the 10-20-yard range.
More similar words: throw, throw up, throw off, throw away, overthrow, show in, owing to, billowing, following, throat, through, go through, bathroom, throughout, get through, all through, fall through, put through, run through, come through, cut through, misanthropy, pass through, pull through, look through, break through, carry through, follow through, anthropomorphic, do with.