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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)
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