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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge(verb)

    give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

    spare, leave office, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, put in, give up, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, come in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, step down, cede, depart, stop, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, inject, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, interpose, take leave, forego, interject, quit, foreswear


  1. throw in the towel(verb)

    throw in the sponge, throw up ones hands

  2. throw in the towel(verb)

    To quit; to give up.

    throw up ones hands, throw in the sponge

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