Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “put sb on”

put sb on

mainly US informal phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to try to deceive someone into believing something that is not true: She said she was planning to give her house to a charity for the homeless but I thought she was putting me on.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of put sb on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of put sb on

Translations of “put sb on”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More