throw on

throw on(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to direct toward)
a. arrojar sobre
The recent purchase of the life insurance policy threw suspicion on the murder victim's wife.La compra reciente de la póliza de seguro de vida arrojó sospechas sobre la esposa del víctima del asesinato.
2. (to cast upon)
a. proyectar sobre
The morning sun threw its beams of light the roofs of the houses.El sol de la mañana proyectaba sus rayos de luz sobre los techos de las casas.
3. (to fall on; used reflexively)
a. echarse sobre
Alice threw herself on the fireman, who noticed the glaring absence of smoke in the house.Alice se echó sobre el bombero, que notó la obvia ausencia de humo en la casa.
b. abalanzarse sobre
When the man hit her son, Paula threw herself on him, scratching and clawing like an enraged lioness.Cuando el hombre atacó a su hijo, Paula se abalanzó sobre él, arañando y desgarrando como una leona rabiosa.
c. tirarse sobre
Eduardo threw himself on the bed and immediately fell asleep.Eduardo se tiró sobre la cama y se durmió enseguida.
4. (to put on quickly)
a. echarse encima
The boys threw on their jackets and went outside to shovel the snow out of the driveway.Los chicos se echaron una chaqueta encima y salieron a sacar la nieve de la entrada con palas.
b. ponerse
Tom threw on his sunglasses and started the car.Tom se puso las gafas de sol y arrancó el carro.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(to place)
a. poner
Cooper threw on a record and handed me a glass of whiskey.Cooper puso un disco y me pasó un vaso de whisky.
b. tirar
Beto threw some burgers on the grill and opened a soda.Beto tiró unas hamburguesas en la parrilla y abrió una gaseosa.
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throw on
transitive verb
1 [+coal, fuel] echar
throw on some more coal, can you?
2 (put on quickly) [+clothes, make-up] ponerse a toda prisa
he threw something on and ran out into the street I just had time to throw on a jacket she threw on some lipstick
he threw his clothes on se puso la ropa a toda prisa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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