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throw together

1. To assemble, arrange, or put together haphazardly, carelessly, or in haste. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "together." A: "This dinner is delicious!" B: "It's nothing special. I just threw together a few different leftovers we had in the fridge." You can tell they threw a bunch of clichés together when they were writing the story. Be sure to follow the instructions—don't just throw it together like you usually do!
2. To put multiple people into close proximity or association. In this usage, a name, noun, or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "together." We're going to throw the two top developers together to see what they can come up with. We were thrown together by random chance, but it ended up being the most important moment of our lives. Be sure to follow the instructions—don't just throw it together like you usually do!
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throw something together

 and slap something together
to assemble or arrange something in haste. Don't just slap something together! Use care and do it right. You assembled this device very badly. It seems that you just slapped it together. John went into the kitchen to throw together something for dinner.
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throw together

1. Assemble hurriedly, as in I just threw together some salad and took it along. [Early 1700s]
2. Cause to associate, as in Their parents were always throwing the young couple together hoping they would like each other . [Early 1800s]
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throw together

v.
1. To assemble or arrange someone or something hurriedly or haphazardly: The cook threw together some supper. I threw together an outfit. We threw the trip together in a week.
2. To force some people into relation or proximity with one another. Used chiefly in the passive: The survivors were thrown together by the tragic shipwreck.
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throw something together

verb
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And, you know, he just may be: Werbach did slap together this bunch of windy green platitudes and insipid stories about green heroes into a book which is being marketed on the notoriety of his two-year sinecure as the president of the Sierra Club.
Some window distributors slap together different window parts and put their name on the window," says Neill.
Perhaps, in the rush to slap together a good speech, Martin did not have time to actually read King Lear, or even the Cliff's Notes, and was forced to take Time's word for it.
In fact, the journalistic blood-feast over this scandal reveals at least as much about the news media as it does about Congress: its proclivity toward dinky stories that beat reporters can slap together on deadline, and the collective mid-life yearning for the glory days of Watergate.
It is now, in my opinion, by far the most useful portable reloader available, and I'll be surprised if we don't begin to see a good many of these at rifle ranges, in hunting camps, and everywhere else that it's handy to be able to slap together a few rounds, away from a loading bench.
The 50 high school students, from 42 Delaware Valley Schools, will be divided into five teams of ten and have 20 minutes to slap together the ingredients and make their assigned specialty hoagie after receiving "Hold the Onions," which explains the scenario about competing to get their product approved by a food distributor and put on the market.
Admittedly, it's a fuzzy focus, but it's all the filmmakers can slap together.
The clubhouse years in the East Village, when Shaiman and Wittman and various collaborators including Keith Haring and Ann Magnuson would slap together loopy versions of material as disparate as "Boeing Boeing" and "The Trojan Women" ("They were in rep together," Wittman recalls) culminated in a musical called "Living Dolls.
Carlton is musically superior to pop's reigning teen queens, but her unspecific lyrics of lost, forbidden or forgotten love are comparable to the trite tales studio musicians slap together for the aforementioned pop pinups.