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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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to cast or hurl someone or something into something. The cops threw Max into jail again. The warden opened the cell door and threw in the prisoner. We threw the aluminum cans in the bin.
1. To put someone or something suddenly or forcefully into some condition, position, or activity: The funny movie threw him into a fit of laughter.
2. To devote, apply, or direct someone or something to someone or something: The committee threw all of its resources into the fundraiser. The students threw themselves into their homework.