throw on


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throw someone or something on(to) something

to hurl someone or something onto something. The intruder threw Jason onto the floor and began to kick him. He threw the book on the floor and stalked out.
See also: on, throw

throw something on someone or something

to toss or sling something over or onto someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Mommy, Jimmy threw some mud on me! Throw a cloth on the sofa to protect it from paint spatters.
See also: on, throw

throw on

v.
1. To hurl or fling someone or something on someone or something with great force or speed: The campers threw some wood on the bonfire. The children threw themselves on the trampoline.
2. To force something or someone on some unwilling or improper recipient: The new administrator threw the responsibility on us.
3. To commit someone to someone or something, especially for leniency or support: The prisoners threw themselves on the mercy of the court.
4. To put on some clothing hastily or carelessly: I threw on a suit. We threw our shoes on and ran outside.
5. To start the operation, activity, or flow of something by or as if by flipping a switch: When the meeting ended, we threw on the light. The party ended and we threw the lights on.
See also: on, throw