be thrown together


be thrown together
be grouped with other people by chance

We were thrown together with some strange people when the storm forced the plane to delay its flight for a day.


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  • thrown together — be grouped with other people by chance We were thrown together with some strange people when the storm forced the plane to delay its flight for a day …   Idioms and examples

  • Thrown — Thrown, a. & p. p. from {Throw}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrown silk}, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. M Culloch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrown silk — Thrown Thrown, a. & p. p. from {Throw}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrown silk}, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. M… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrown singles — Thrown Thrown, a. & p. p. from {Throw}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrown silk}, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. M… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrown — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrown — adjective 1. caused to fall to the ground the thrown rider got back on his horse a thrown wrestler a ball player thrown for a loss • Similar to: ↑down 2. twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread thrown silk is raw silk that has been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrown and twisted — adjective twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread (Freq. 1) thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn • Syn: ↑thrown • Similar to: ↑tangled • Usage Domain: ↑archaism, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw together — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you throw something together, for example a meal or a costume, you make it quickly and not very carefully. [INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] Too often, picnic preparation consists of throwing together some sandwiches and grabbing… …   English dictionary

  • throw together — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms throw together : present tense I/you/we/they throw together he/she/it throws together present participle throwing together past tense threw together past participle thrown together 1) to make something quickly …   English dictionary

  • throw together — {v.} 1. also[slap together] To make in a hurry and without care. * /Bill and Bob threw together a cabin out of old lumber./ * /The party was planned suddenly, and Mary threw together a meal out of leftovers./ 2. To put in with other people by… …   Dictionary of American idioms