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throw sth up

phrasal verb with throw
 
 
/θrəʊ/ verb [T] ( past tense threw, past participle thrown)
to produce new problems or ideas: The meeting threw up some interesting ideas.Causing things to happen
(Definition of throw sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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