throw together(redirected from slap together)
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throw something togetherand 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.
throw somebody togetheralso throw together somebody
to bring people together in a manner that is not planned The refugees were thrown together in large camps. We'd throw together people from different parts of our lives and have a great big party.
throw something togetheralso throw together something
to create something quickly without preparation We came home late and I just threw something together for us to eat. It was one of those low-cost movies that studios often 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]
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.