put/make (someone) wise to

idiom

Definition of put/make (someone) wise to

chiefly US, informal
: to tell (someone) about (something)
  • Let me put/make you wise to their plans.

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

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

wise play
  1. : manner, way

  1. : characterized by wisdom : marked by deep understanding, keen discernment, and a capacity for sound judgment

  2. : exercising or showing sound judgment : prudent

  3. : evidencing or hinting at the possession of inside information : knowing

  1. : to give instruction or information to : teach

  2. : to become informed or knowledgeable : learn

  1. : direct, guide

  2. : advise, persuade

  3. : to divert or impel in a given direction : send

  1. : in the manner of

  2. : in the position or direction of

  3. : with regard to : in respect of


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