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    mokbon is offline Member
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    Smile What is the meaning of "throw in"?

    Hello

    What is the meaning of "throw in"?

    So if a man steals from me, I kill him, I kill his wife, his children, his mother, I might even throw in the family doctor for good measure.
    (This is from the film "the tourist")
    (The Tourist Quotes (Page 2))

    I found the definition from oxford. It says "to push or move somebody/something/yourself roughly or violently into something, such as water or a building".

    But I think seeing a family doctor is kind of awkward. Help me :D

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "throw in"?

    It means the person is going to add the doctor to the list of people he wants to kill. Check throw in - definition of throw in by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. , in the last third of the page.

    throw in
    vb (tr, adverb)
    1. to add (something extra) at no additional cost

    Native speaker, not a teacher.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "throw in"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Hello

    What is the meaning of "throw in"?

    So if a man steals from me, I kill him, I kill his wife, his children, his mother, I might even throw in the family doctor for good measure.
    (This is from the film "the tourist")
    (The Tourist Quotes (Page 2))

    I found the definition from oxford. It says "to push or move somebody/something/yourself roughly or violently into something, such as water or a building".

    But I think seeing a family doctor is kind of awkward. Help me :D
    Throw in means to add. "If you buy both the TV and the computer, I'll throw in a free pencil!"

    The speaker is saying he might even kill the family doctor.

    41. throw in, Informal

    a.

    to add as a bonus or gratuity: They throw in breakfast with the room.
    Throw | Define Throw at Dictionary.com

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