throw on

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

throw play
  1. : to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

  2. : to propel through the air in any manner

  3. : pitch

  1. : an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

  2. : an act of throwing dice

  3. : the number thrown with a cast of dice


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