put over

verb

put over; putting over; puts over

transitive verb

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: to achieve or carry through by deceit or trickery
put one over on me

Examples of put over in a Sentence

as a result of a medical emergency, our dream vacation had to be put over to the following year
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of put over was in the 15th century

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“Put over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20over. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

put over

verb
: put across
put over a song
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