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throw a fit
throw a spanner in the works
throw a wrench
throw away
throw back
throw by
throw caution to the wind
throw cold water on
throw down
throw down the gauntlet
throw good money after bad
throw in
throw in at the deep end
throw in lot with
throw in the sponge
throw in with
Throw lathe
throw light on
throw money at
throw off
throw on
throw one's self down
throw one's self on
throw one's self upon
throw one's weight about
throw one's weight around
throw out
throw out of kilter
throw out the baby with the bathwater
throw over

throw in the towel definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up" [syn: drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge] [ant: enter, participate]

Merriam Webster's

also throw in the sponge phrasal to abandon a struggle or contest ; acknowledge defeat ; give up

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see towel




 


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