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throw sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with throw   /θrəʊ/ us    /θroʊ/ (threw, thrown)

(JOB)

UK informal If you throw up your job, you choose to leave it or stop doing it: He's thrown up his job and gone off to Africa to work for a children's charity.

(IDEA)

to produce new problems or ideas: The meeting threw up some interesting ideas.
(Definition of throw sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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