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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge(verb)

    give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

    "In the second round, the challenger gave up"

    Synonyms:
    spare, leave office, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, put in, give up, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, come in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, step down, cede, depart, stop, relinquish, deliver, inject, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, interpose, take leave, forego, interject, quit, foreswear

Wiktionary

  1. throw in the towel(verb)

    Synonyms:
    throw in the sponge, throw up ones hands

  2. throw in the towel(verb)

    To quit; to give up.

    Synonyms:
    throw up ones hands, throw in the sponge

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How to use throw in the towel in a sentence?

  1. Ry Cooder:

    I give up on pop music. As far as a commercial entity, as far as pop music goes, I quit; I absolutely throw in the towel. I can't handle it. I can't do it. I can't be what they need you to be.

  2. Diana Holt:

    If I throw in the towel, a client dies. If I stop working, they stop breathing, sometimes, I am the first person who ever stuck by them or treated them with respect.

  3. Maryann Marzano:

    We are not about to throw in the towel, we are confident that when all the facts are presented in civil court, there will be no doubt left about just what kind of sexual predator Michael Jackson was.

  4. Tara Romeo:

    When someone does not understand the time it takes for the body to adapt and change from a good exercise and nutrition program, they become frustrated and throw in the towel too soon.

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