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Vor dem Zubettgehen habe ich meine schmutzige Wäsche in die Waschmaschine geworfen, weil ich morgen arbeite.

What are alternatives for werfen? Can I use reintun or stecken in this context?

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  • Apart from cr0's suggestions, you can also use: Vor dem Zubettgehen habe ich meine Waschmaschine mit schmutziger Wäsche gefüllt, .... – ComFreek Apr 24 '14 at 20:35
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stecken is definitely ok. You can also use tun without rein which will be in your case:

Vor dem Zubettgehen habe ich meine schmutzige Wäsche in die Waschmaschine getan

However you should know that tun (present) is often avoided because it's some kind of children's language and not very sophisticated.

If your washing machine is very full you can use stopfen, too. I'm not 100% sure if legen is also used in the context of putting clothes in a washing machine.

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Ich gebe meine Wäsche in die Waschmaschine.

Stecken and reintun is ok, but I would rarely use it. Werfen or legen really does not work for me.

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  • I agree, "geben" would be the word of choice for me also. – Ingmar Apr 25 '14 at 4:58
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    I solely use geben when I bring my stuff to a laundry. – Em1 Apr 25 '14 at 7:00

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