throw in the towel
jeter l'éponge, déclarer forfait, renoncer, abandonner
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[+ball] (in sport)
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)
→ 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.
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.
n lancer m du marteau
[+litter, objects] éparpiller
(=spend a lot)
[+money] dépenser sans compter
→ You can't afford to throw money about like this.
[+rubbish, possessions] jeter
I never throw anything away. Je ne jette jamais rien.
→ Failing to tackle the problem would be throwing away an opportunity.
(=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
(=rid o.s. of) se débarrasser de
→ They tried to throw off the chains of tradition.
→ Resorts need to throw off their outdated image.
[+person] 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] rejeter
[+meal] assembler à la hâte
→ I threw together a salad
→ The cat threw up all over the carpet.
n remise f en jeu
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