put on

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put on

verb

Definition of PUT ON

transitive verb
1
a :  to dress oneself in :  don
b :  to make part of one's appearance or behavior
c :  feign <put a saintly manner on>
2
:  to cause to act or operate :  apply <put on more speed>
3
a :  add <put on weight>
b :  exaggerate, overstate
4
:  perform, produce <put on a play>
5
a :  to mislead deliberately especially for amusement <the interviewer … must be put down — or possibly, put on — Melvin Maddocks>
b :  kid 1 <you're putting me on>

Examples of PUT ON

  1. <I put on a coat and shoes to go outside.>
  2. <some critics are putting it on when they say it's the best comedy ever made>

First Known Use of PUT ON

15th century

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