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Definition of throw a spanner into the works

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Other terms relating to 'a':

Definitions include: amphetamine.
Definitions include: the best.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: sexual activity.
Definitions include: In the West/Central Canadian accent, "about" is pronounced somewhere between "aboot" and "a boat".
Definitions include: a little crazy
Definitions include: an unspecified small number.
Definitions include: to play around.
Definitions include: very common.
Definitions include: a mythical creature who is extremely happy or fortunate.
Definitions include: a non-specified price.
Definitions include: a non-specified price.
Definitions include: to collide with a tree.
Definitions include: an ugly face.
Definitions include: a few drinks of alcohol.

Other terms relating to 'into':

Definitions include: to enter suddenly and uninvitedly.
Definitions include: to physically beat someone causing extensive injury.
Definitions include: to see someone, in an unplanned way.
Definitions include: to reach a point in one's development where one's comfortable with one's self.
Definitions include: to have sex with someone.
Definitions include: to consume.
Definitions include: interested in.
Definitions include: to verbally attack.
Definitions include: to eat voraciously.
Definitions include: angry, looks bad, pissed, annoyed, unusual looking.
Definitions include: connected to a social scene, source of knowledge, etc.
Definitions include: of a drunk person, to put.
Definitions include: to come into close contact with someone, in an unplanned way.
Definitions include: to cause to fail.
Definitions include: to quickly start performing necessary activities.

Other terms relating to 'span':

Definitions include: drunk; "hammered".
Definitions include: a hand.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.
Definitions include: extremely popular.
Definitions include: taking a passive role.

Other terms relating to 'throw':

Definitions include: sex with a person with a loose-fitting vagina.
Definitions include: to intentionally lose a competition, usually for money.
Definitions include: to help a person in a small way.
Definitions include: to give someone something unexpected.
Definitions include: to present an idea and test the reaction.
Definitions include: to throw a tantrum.
Definitions include: to urinate.
Definitions include: to introduce a complication.
Definitions include: to "throw elbows", i.e. to fight.
Definitions include: to get in to a fight.
Definitions include: to fight.
Definitions include: to get really drunk, wasted.
Definitions include: insane, eccentric, strange; "weird".
Definitions include: to be confusing to one.
Definitions include: to spend (or waste) additional money after spending (or wasting) initial money.

Other terms relating to 'work':

Definitions include: menial work.
Definitions include: work (in a professional or educational setting) that is designed to keep a person busy, but to not permit that person to accomplish anything of note.
Definitions include: to take a dump.
Definitions include: acronym for "get back to work".
Definitions include: unofficial task done in the workplace.
Definitions include: profession.
Definitions include: acronym for "not safe for work".
Definitions include: acronym for "not work safe".
Definitions include: a difficult person.
Definitions include: acronym for "safe for work."
Definitions include: to introduce a complication.
Definitions include: means something is hella good.
Definitions include: acronym for "work from home" or "working from home".
Definitions include: acronym for "works for me".
Definitions include: acronym for "Work In progress."

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