put in an appearance

Definition of put in an appearance

  1. :  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

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

    :  to move in a specified direction

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

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  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

appearanceplay
  1. :  external show :  semblance

    :  outward aspect :  look

    :  outward indication


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