throw on

phrasal verb

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

Examples of throw on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Noa was seized on October 7th from the Nova Music Festival, terrorized, thrown on the back of a motorcycle, and taken into Gaza. ABC News, 9 June 2024 With decorative buttons, a relaxed fit, and flattering midi length, the dress is easy to slip on and off, stylish enough to throw on top of a bathing suit, and, most importantly, lightweight enough to pack in your carry-on or duffel. Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 5 June 2024 Then throw on Sojos Retro Aviator Sunglasses during hot, sunny days. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 27 May 2024 They are basically trapped inside these companies with the debt these companies throw on them. CBS News, 24 May 2024 Menlo fielders made the right reads and accurate throws on an errorless night, and its runners took advantage of Lincoln’s mistakes with alert baserunning to score a pair of unearned runs. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 23 May 2024 Shoppers can get a trendy pair of bike shorts for $9, along with a lightweight sweater that can be thrown on top of any outfit. Melissa Epifano, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 Carter squared up a heater that was thrown on the inside corner. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 5 May 2024 Simply throw on your favorite coat, sneakers or boots, and accessorize with your favorite statement sunglasses. Taylor Jean Stephan, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024

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“Throw on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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