throw in


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v throw in to insert between other elements "She interjected clever remarks"
    • v throw in give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
    • v throw in add as an extra or as a gratuity
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another
    • Throw in to inject, as a fluid, to put in or deposit along with others, to add as an extra
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  • Doug Larson
    Doug Larson
    “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.”
  • Duke Snider
    Duke Snider
    “Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.”
  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud.”
  • Sir Henry Taylor
    Sir Henry Taylor
    “He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.”


Don't throw bricks when you live in a glass house - Don't call others out on actions that you, yourself do. Don't be a hypocrite.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - People should not criticize other people for faults that they have themselves.
Throw a spanner in the works - (UK) If you throw a spanner in the works, you cause a problem that stops or slows progress on something that was going well.
Throw in the towel - If you throw in the towel, you admit that you are defeated or cannot do something.
Throw someone in at the deep end - If you are thrown in at the deep end, you have to deal with serious issues the moment you start something like a job, instead of having time to acquire experience.
Throw your hat in the ring - If someone throws their hat in the ring, they announce that they want to take part in a competition or contest. 'Toss your hat in the ring' is an alternative.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thráwan, to turn, to twist; Ger. drehen, to twist, L. torquēre.


In literature:

Add the vinegar, and skim also, throwing in the spices and salt when it has boiled a moment.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Alamvusha also, dragging and throwing down the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, in that battle, began to crush him in rage on the surface of the earth.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
My father took the lead, the men throwing in a remark now and then.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864" by Various
M. Louet throws down the price of his supper, and scales the garden wall in pursuit.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
In swimming they throw their arms ahead from one side to another.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Finally he decided to "throw in" with the men.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
These two throws are made in order to measure what constitutes a good throw of the sack.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
I paid a man a shilling for some apples, but they were so small that I made him throw in two extra apples.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
She heard him throw up the window, when the sounds increased in volume.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
I will throw me in the castle pool.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett

In poetry:

But now it has fallen from me,
It is buried in the sea;
And only the sorrow of others
Throws its shadow over me.
"The Bridge" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There must be fire in the city
To throw that yellow glare;
And fire in the little villages
On all the hearthstones there.
"A Mystery Play" by Duncan Campbell Scott
She throws a kiss and bids me run,
In whispers sweet as roses' breath;
I know I cannot win the race,
And at the end I know is death.
"Atalanta" by Maurice Thompson
For, there! have I drawn or no
Life to that lip?
Do my fingers dip
In a flame which again they throw
On the cheek that breaks a-glow?
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
But I awake to truth and woe,
And vanish'd is the pleasing dream,
Like the frail shade the moonbeams throw,
Or image in the passing stream
"Song.—Yes, I had hope" by Louisa Stuart Costello
Throw it aside in thy weary hour,
Throw to the ground the fair white flower;
Yet, as thy tender years depart,
Keep that white and innocent heart.
""Innocent child and snow-white flower!"" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Johnson and referee David Jones both tugged at the ball after a Portland free throw in the third quarter.
Tristin Spurlock and Kasey Wilson made four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds to help Central Florida squeeze out a 53-50 win over Savannah State.
Kris Humphries as the Nets forward is about to shoot a free throw in the fourth quarter.
Cubs (7-0) drop the Vikings (5-2) with a pair of free-throws in final seconds of Santa Monica tournament semifinal.
Pay Me $8 to Stare at Me and I'll Throw in Lunch .
The Detroit Lions started the 2012 draft with a significant need at cornerback and finished it with three mid-to-late round prospects to throw in the mix.
Take the game Battleship, spend about $200 millions dollars, throw in a lot of special effects, some aliens invading Earth, a hot chick or two, some veteran Hollywood actors and it's a blockbuster franchise.
Nate Dogg's wife throws in the towel on nasty estate battle.
Romero Osby scored 11 points and Oklahoma converted three free throws in the final 17 seconds to beat Northwestern State 69-65 on Friday night, giving coach Lon Kruger his 500th career victory.
Throw in all the cliques you would like.
Throw in The Onion , the Huffington Post and and you have a rich full day.
Mounting injuries forced Ontonagon to throw in the towel Friday in a non-conference game against Ironwood.
She also throws in bits of her own life philosophy .
Santana can be force throwing in high 80s.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Cole DeVries (38) throws in the first inning during Monday's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on June 4, 2012, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

In science:

Proof: Consider the problem of throwing m balls into n bins and let the r.v. M be the number of balls thrown into n bins until some bin has more than q − 1 balls in it.
Modulation Codes for Flash Memory Based on Load-Balancing Theory
In detail, the strategy is, every time we pick two bins independently and uniformly at random and throw a ball into the less loaded bin.
Modulation Codes for Flash Memory Based on Load-Balancing Theory
C (G) might throw a new light on the homology of more general spaces once we can rephrase C (G) in such a way that it makes sense when G is not a graph.
Locally finite graphs with ends: a topological approach
High spatial resolution studies, like the ones presented in Zhang et al. (2009) and Beuther & Henning (2009) have recently started to throw light on scales where gravity is likely to dominate.
LABOCA mapping of the infrared dark cloud MSXDC G304.74+01.32
This triangulation is generated by throwing chords uniformly at random in the unit disk and keeping only those chords that do not intersect the previous ones.
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory