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throw in somethingalso throw something in
to include something extra If you subscribe now, the phone company throws in 90 days of free Internet access. She would throw some French fries in to keep the customers happy.
1. Insert or introduce into the course of something, interject, as in He always threw in a few jokes to lighten the atmosphere. [c. 1700]
2. Add something with no additional charge, as in The salesman said he'd throw in the carpet padding. [Second half of 1600s]
3. throw in with. Enter into association with, as in His friends warned him against throwing in with the notorious street gang. [Second half of 1800s] Also see cast one's lot and the subsequent idioms beginning with throw in.
1. To insert or introduce something into the course of an activity, performance, or conversation: The lawyer threw in a few snide comments while we conversed. The team threw in a new goalie halfway through the game. Let me throw my two cents in.
2. To add some extra thing or amount with no additional charge: If you order within the next 15 minutes, we'll throw in a book bag. The car salesperson threw the snow tires in for free.
3. To engage something, such as a clutch: He threw in the clutch and drove off. Be careful not to stall when you throw it in.