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put on

verb

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1 to place on one's person
  • I put on a coat and shoes to go outside

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2 to describe or express in too strong terms
  • some critics are putting it on when they say it's the best comedy ever made

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3 to present a false appearance of
  • put on a show of anger just for fun

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put-on

adjective

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put-on

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of put-on (Entry 3 of 3)

2 a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect
  • for a moment, I couldn't tell if the commercial was serious or a deadpan put-on of ads by other insurance companies

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The first known use of put on was in the 15th century

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“Put on.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/put%20on. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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