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put on

verb

Definition of put on

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to dress oneself in :  don b :  to make part of one's appearance or behavior c :  feign <put a saintly manner on>

  3. 2 :  to cause to act or operate :  apply <put on more speed>

  4. 3 a :  add <put on weight> b :  exaggerate, overstate

  5. 4 :  perform, produce <put on a play>

  6. 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>



15th Century

First Known Use of put on

15th century



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