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synonyms for throw in the towel

  • back down
  • cancel
  • give up
  • renege
  • surrender
  • avoid
  • back pedal
  • beg off
  • blow it off
  • chicken out
  • cop out
  • get cold feet
  • go back on
  • recant
  • resign
  • scratch
  • shy from
  • weasel out
  • welsh
  • wiggle out
  • worm out
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How to use throw in the towel in a sentence

If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
That woman meant mischief, or she would never have dared to suggest that a British officer should throw in his lot with hers.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
If the Turks get hold of a lot of fresh men and throw them upon us during the night,—perhaps they may knock us off into the sea.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Nothing will be easier then to throw the Poles into the shade of the picture, or to occupy the foreground with a brilliant review.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO THROW IN THE TOWEL

  • accept
  • acquiesce
  • admit
  • allow
  • assent
  • be game for
  • cave in
  • comply
  • concede
  • concur
  • cooperate
  • cry uncle
  • endorse
  • enter into
  • fold
  • give the go-ahead
  • give the green light
  • go along with
  • grant
  • let
  • okay
  • permit
  • play ball
  • roll over and play dead
  • subscribe
  • throw in the towel
  • yield
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