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throw in the towel v.
jeter l'éponge, déclarer forfait, renoncer, abandonner
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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
jeter l'éponge
remettre en jeu
[Sport]; [Football]
se mettre du côté de qqn ; prendre le parti de qqn
jeté l'éponge
past part.
jeté l'éponge
pr. part
jetant l'éponge
se mettre du côté de qn
'throw in the towel' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
throw in the towel
throw in the towel ; give in ; give up
Cesser de résister, s'avouer vaincu, céder.
throw in the towel ; throw up one's hands ; give up
Abandonner, renoncer par découragement.
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   [+ball]     (in sport)    lancer    m     
That was a good throw.      C'était un beau lancer.  
   £5 a throw      5 livres pièce  
→ Can you believe they're selling melons at £5 a throw?        
→ Most software applications cost over $500 a throw.        
   (=light blanket, cover)     (for bed)    jeté    m   de lit  ,   (for sofa)    jeté    m   de canapé
      vt     ( threw    pt)   ( thrown    pp  )
     [+ball, object]   lancer, jeter  ,   (in sport)    lancer
→ He spent hours throwing a tennis ball against a wall.        
to throw sth to sb, to throw sb sth      jeter qch à qn, lancer qch à qn  
→ He threw Brian a rope.        
He threw the ball to me.      Il m'a lancé le ballon.  
to throw sth at sb      jeter qch sur qn  
→ Roger picked up a stone, aimed, and threw it at Henry.        
   (=push, propel)  
to throw sb to the ground      jeter qn au sol  
He threw me to the ground.      Il m'a jeté au sol.  
to throw sb from a car      [explosion, impact]   propulser qn hors d'une voiture  
→ The device exploded, throwing Mr Taylor from his car.        
to throw up one's hands      lever les bras au ciel  
→ She threw her hands into the air.        
   (=put carelessly)   jeter  
→ He threw his jacket on to the back seat.        
→ Why not throw it all in the pot and see what happens?        
She threw her bag onto a chair.      Elle jeta son sac sur une chaise.  
to throw o.s. into sth, to throw o.s. somewhere      se jeter quelque part  
→ He threw himself on his bed.        
→ The horse threw its rider at the third fence.        
   (=surprise, confuse)   désarçonner  
→ It was the fact that she was married that threw me.        
That really threw him.      Cela l'a vraiment désarçonné.  
to throw one's energy into sth      jeter toute son énergie dans qch  
→ They threw all their military resources into the battle.        
to throw o.s. into sth      se lancer dans qch  
→ She threw herself into a modelling career.        
   to throw sb in jail      jeter qn en prison  
to be thrown in jail      être jeté (e)   en prison  
→ Those two should have been thrown in jail.        
   to throw sth open        [+door, window]   ouvrir qch à la volée  
  [+debate, discussion]   ouvrir qch  
The discussion was thrown open to all present.      On a ouvert le débat à tous ceux qui étaient présents.  
   to be thrown into turmoil      être plongé (e)   dans la confusion  
→ Abidjan was thrown into turmoil because of a protest by taxi drivers.        
   to throw a party      donner une réception  
→ Why not throw a party for your friends?        
   to throw o.s. at sb      se jeter au cou de qn  
   to throw a fit      *   piquer une crise *     
→ She'd throw a fit if she found out.        
     [+pottery]   tourner  

hammer throw  
      n   lancer    m   du marteau  
throw about  
throw around  
     [+litter, objects]   éparpiller
   (=spend a lot)  
dépenser sans compter  
→ You can't afford to throw money about like this.        
throw away  
  [+rubbish, possessions]  
I never throw anything away.      Je ne jette jamais rien.  
→ Failing to tackle the problem would be throwing away an opportunity.        
throw in  
      vt   (=add as an extra)   offrir  
If you order enlargements they throw in a free photo album.      Si vous commandez des agrandissements, ils offrent un album photo.  
with sth thrown in      avec qch offert (e)     
→ a weekend break in Paris, with free beer thrown in        
throw off  
      vt   (=rid o.s. of)   se débarrasser de  
→ They tried to throw off the chains of tradition.        
→ Resorts need to throw off their outdated image.        
throw out  
     (of house)   
jeter dehors, mettre à la porte  
I threw him out.      Je l'ai mis à la porte., Je l'ai jeté dehors.  
→ Her parents threw her out when they found she was pregnant.        
  [+proposal, claim]  
throw together  
     [+meal]   assembler à la hâte  
→ I threw together a salad        
     [+essay]   bâcler  
throw up  
      vi   vomir  
→ The cat threw up all over the carpet.        
      n   remise    f   en jeu
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"throw in the towel": examples and translations in context
Unless you wanna wolf out, I suggest we throw in the towel. Si tu ne te transformes pas, je propose de jeter l'éponge.
Getting ready to throw in the towel before you die. Je me prépare à jeter l'éponge avant que tu meurs.
Yesterday you want to call it quits, throw in the towel, pull the plug. Hier, tu voulais une rupture définitive, jeter l'éponge, débrancher, rideau.
He`s gonna throw in the towel in 30 seconds for a buck. Il jette l'éponge dans 30 secondes... je te parie 1 dollar.
Well, I'm not willing to throw in the towel yet. Bien moi, je n'ai pas encore jeter l'éponge.
However, the world is always changing and the worst approach would be to despair and throw in the towel. Mais le monde n'est jamais immobile et la pire des choses serait de désespérer et de baisser les bras.
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