- v. Used other than as an idiom: see put, on.
- v. To don (clothing, equipment, or the like).
- v. To fool, kid, deceive.
- v. To assume, adopt or affect; to behave in a particular way as a pretence.
- v. To play (a recording).
- v. To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop.
- v. To perform for an audience.
- adj. adopted in order to deceive
- v. carry out (performances)
- v. add to the odometer
- v. put on the stove or ready for cooking
- v. apply to a surface
- v. fool or hoax
- v. add to something existing
- v. prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
- v. put clothing on one's body
- v. increase (one's body weight)
“Getting up at 5:30 A.M., even earlier than her son did that morning, Viola Armstrong put on a bathrobe and went outside to water her flowers before the reporters could get to her.”
“Mel Judah was the next one out, overplaying a middle pair against Stuey, whom he mistakenly put on a draw.”
“Dave Scott, like Aldrin, a Class of 1963 astronaut, got put on the crew with Armstrong for Gemini VIII.”
“You put on your ‘Core-Breach’ mask and charge your way through another situation.”
“Beauchamp put on power, picked up his wheels and flaps, and cleared the landing approach, as did the other three planes in his division, flown by Rostine, Kaps, and Gott.”
“During World War I, Irving Berlin had put on a great Broadway show, Yip, Yip Yaphank, in which most of the performers were military personnel and the proceeds went to Army Emergency Relief.”
“Parents have set spending priorities, such as insisting that the centre put on paediatric first-aid courses.”
“The three of them put on hard hats, and Tyler looked at Dilara.”
“She put on her tip-me smile and took several orders from a table of men and women.”
“I put on a tie, loosened it at the collar, and undid the top button to give myself a rumpled, world-weary private-detective look, and I threw on my gray-tweed Brooks Brothers sport coat, since there was a slight chill in the air.”
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