to throw in

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - throw in

"to throw in"

to introduce something to an activity, performance or conversation


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - throw in

"to throw in"

to include something extra with no additional charge


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - throw in

"to throw in"

to engage or cause to operate something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - throw in

Some friends are discussing a weekend outing ...

Friend 1:  Maybe we should head to Bob's cabin?

Friend 2:  There's no beach there.  Let's go to Malibu.

Friend 3:  I like the idea of heading to the mountains for some skiing.

Friend 1:  Hey Henry.  Why don't you throw in an idea.

Henry:  I don't really have anything to add.  I'll be happy with whatever is decided.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - throw in

A car salesperson and potential buyer are talking ...

Buyer:  I'm just not sure that this is a good deal.

Salesperson:  What if I throw in free air-conditioning?

Buyer:  You'll add air-conditioning to the car with no extra charge?

Salesperson: Free!

Buyer:  OK. I'll buy the car.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - throw in

A mother is giving her daughter driving lessons ...

Mother:  Please put away the computer and check to see that you are ready to start the car moving.

Daughter:  Mirrors checked. Seat belt fastened. The road is all clear. The clutch pedal is depressed. I'm ready.

Mother:  OK. Slowly throw in the clutch by lifting your foot.

Daughter:  OK. Clutch is in and we are going.

to throw in - Usage:


to throw in - Gerund Form:

Throwing in his comments, the debate became animated.

Throwing in a free CD player made the deal more attractive.

Throwing in the clutch, the car jolted away.

to throw in - Examples:

1)  I might as well throw in one useful tip.

2)  Silver's record comes in identifying such outside factors to throw in the stew with the nation's polls, and determining how much weight to ...

3)  ... that favorite uncle who seems to know a bit about everything and never hesitates to throw in his own take on matters. 

4)  You throw in geographical division and political polarization and you have a bitter electorate whomever loses.

5)  ... took a census job for the rich sum of $20 an hour, but they throw in the humiliation for free! 

6)  ... war for almost 10 years already in Afghanistan, with a side show in Iraq thrown in for good measure ...

7)  ... mud, a water-hole... and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!

8)  ... see it more as willingness to learn and adapt with a little bit of assertiveness thrown in.

9)  ... mainly full of mid-tempo rockers, with a ballad and a couple fast ones, thrown in for good measure.

10)  There's also the "nobody else will love me" thing thrown in there for extra flavor.

11)  Did you ever think about throwing in a lot of conversation with characters or lots of other characters in the game ...

12)  ... rather small for you, isn't it?" asked the girl, throwing in the clutch.

13)  The patterns and chords, along with throwing in some open notes, flows very well.

14)  I couldn't resist throwing in some that got us in a little trouble over the years.

15)  ... for in typical Whitaker style, the article jumps from topic to topic, often throwing in details that distract from the flow of his articles.

16)  ... and threw in some good old-fashioned SCIENCE to back up his claims.

17)  Of the cards that Matt threw in were the last two that I thought I needed to complete the 1993 Upper ...

18)  What a shame that didn't occur to you earlier, when I threw in a little aside about methodology that should have been self evidently preposterous to anyone ...

19)  I also threw in some hypothetical game names that probably won't happen, since it's a ...

20)  Every time I thought I had it figured out, Jackson threw in another twist and I downed this novel in two days.