put in an appearance

Definition of put in an appearance

:to go to an event, gathering, etc., usually for a short period of time
  • I won't be able to stay at the party long, but I'll at least try to put in an appearance.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

appearance play
  1. : external show : semblance

  2. : outward aspect : look

  3. : outward indication


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