throw one's hand in

throw one's hand in
withdraw from a card game, poker, because one has a poor hand
withdraw from a contest or activity; give up

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • throw one's hand in — ► throw one s hand in 1) withdraw from a card game because one has a poor hand. 2) withdraw; give up. Main Entry: ↑throw …   English terms dictionary

  • throw one's hand in — withdraw from a card game because one has a poor hand. ↘withdraw; give up. → throw …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw in one's hand — phrasal 1. : to signify withdrawal from the current hand of a card game by putting one s cards into the discard 2. : to give up the struggle or contest : surrender * * * throw in one s hand 1. To give up a venture or plan 2. To concede defeat • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • To throw one's self down — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw one's self on — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw one's self upon — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — ► VERB (past threw; past part. thrown) 1) propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand. 2) move or put into place quickly, hurriedly, or roughly. 3) project, direct, or cast (light, an expression, etc.) in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • To turn one's hand to — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — verb (past threw; past participle thrown) 1》 propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand.     ↘send (one s opponent) to the ground in wrestling, judo, etc.     ↘(of a horse) unseat (its rider).     ↘Cricket bowl (the …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw — v. & n. v.tr. (past threw; past part. thrown) 1 propel with some force through the air or in a particular direction. 2 force violently into a specified position or state (the ship was thrown on the rocks; threw themselves down). 3 compel suddenly …   Useful english dictionary

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