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English definition of “put one over on sb”

put one over on sb

informal
to trick someone: He'd tried to put one over on the tax office and got found out.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping Grammar:PutThe irregular verb put means ‘move something into a particular place’. The past simple form is put and the -ed form is put:
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