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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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Luckily, summer fruits and vegetables make it easy to throw together a healthful meal without much effort.
Cell-free" systems throw together genes, amino acids, the cell's protein-making machinery and a source of chemical energy into a solution to make proteins without cell membranes to contain the reaction.
With many 24 hour locations, Rite Aid is the right place to throw together last minute Easter fun this year.