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English definition of “throw sth up”

throw sth up

(JOB) UK informal phrasal verb with throw     /θrəʊ/ US  /θroʊ/ verb (threw, thrown)
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.Stop having or doing somethingRetiring and resigning from work
(Definition of throw sth up (JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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