throw-in
noun Date: 1881 1. an act or instance of throwing a ball in: as a. a throw made from the touchline in soccer to put the ball back in play after it has gone into touch b. a throw from an outfielder to the infield in baseball c. an inbounds pass in basketball 2. something added as a bonus or supplement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Throw-in — A throw in is a method of restarting play in a game of association football (soccer). AwardA throw in is awarded to the opponents of the team that last touched the ball, when the ball leaves the field of play by wholly crossing a side touch line… …   Wikipedia

  • throw in — verb Date: 1678 transitive verb 1. to add as a gratuity or supplement 2. to introduce or interject in the course of something ; contribute < they throw in some…sound effects on several songs Tom Phillips > 3. distribute 3b 4. engage < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • throw in — {v.} 1. To give or put in as an addition; to give to or with something else. * /John threw in a couple of tires when he sold Bill his bicycle./ * /Mary and Tess were talking about the prom, and Joan threw in that she was going with Fred./ Compare …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw in — {v.} 1. To give or put in as an addition; to give to or with something else. * /John threw in a couple of tires when he sold Bill his bicycle./ * /Mary and Tess were talking about the prom, and Joan threw in that she was going with Fred./ Compare …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw in the sponge — or[throw up the sponge] or[throw in the towel] {v. phr.}, {informal} To admit defeat; accept loss. * /After taking a beating for five rounds, the fighter s seconds threw in the sponge./ * /When Harold saw his arguments were not being accepted, he …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw in the sponge — or[throw up the sponge] or[throw in the towel] {v. phr.}, {informal} To admit defeat; accept loss. * /After taking a beating for five rounds, the fighter s seconds threw in the sponge./ * /When Harold saw his arguments were not being accepted, he …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw in the towel — Sponge Sponge (sp[u^]nj), n. [OF. esponge, F. [ e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia , spo ggos. Cf. {Fungus}, {Spunk}.] [Formerly written also {spunge}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Spongi[ae], or Porifera. See Illust. and Note… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw in one's lot with — or {literary}[cast in one s lot with] {v. phr.} To decide to share or take part in anything that happens to; join. * /The thief decided to throw in his lot with the gang when he heard their plans./ * /Washington was rich, but he decided to cast… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw in one's lot with — or {literary}[cast in one s lot with] {v. phr.} To decide to share or take part in anything that happens to; join. * /The thief decided to throw in his lot with the gang when he heard their plans./ * /Washington was rich, but he decided to cast… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw in the towel — also throw in the sponge phrasal to abandon a struggle or contest ; acknowledge defeat ; give up …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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