throw on

phrasal verb
threw on; thrown on; throwing on; throws on

Definition of throw on

1 : to quickly put on (a piece of clothing) She threw on her coat and ran out the door. Let me throw some shoes on.
2 : to cause (something) to work by moving a switch He threw on the lights.

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