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throw (someone or something) into (something)

1. Literally, to hurl someone or something forcefully into something or some place. They threw the book into the well so no one would find it. The car came to a sudden halt, throwing the driver into the road.
2. To suddenly or forcefully put someone or something into a particular condition, position, or situation. I hope they throw that no-good senator in jail for this. He threw the car into gear and sped away from the scene. The gunshot threw the crowd into chaos.
3. To apply or devote someone, something, or oneself to some activity or endeavor. John's been throwing himself into his work to deal with his grief. The political party has thrown all their resources into getting the candidate elected.
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throw oneself into something

 
1. Lit. to jump into something, such as a body of water. He stood on the bridge and threw himself into the river because he was unhappy with life.
2. Fig. to dress in something hurriedly. She threw herself into the dress. He just threw himself into his tux and ran on stage.
3. Fig. to enter into or join something eagerly and wholeheartedly. Todd always threw himself into a project from start to finish. She threw herself into the project and helped immensely.
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throw oneself into

Enter or engage in a project with enthusiasm, as in Nora threw herself into making the invitations. This idiom uses throw in the sense of "fling impetuously," a usage dating from about 1200.
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