Translation of "put sth on" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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put sth on

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us /pʊt/ verb present participle putting, past tense and past participle put


A2 to make a device operate, or to cause a device to play something, such as a CD or DVD, by pressing a switch

Could you put the light on? 你能把灯打开吗?
Do you mind if I put the television/some music on? 你介意我打开电视机/放点音乐吗?
Don't forget to put the brake on. 别忘了踩刹车。

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A2 to cover part of the body with clothes, shoes, make-up, or something similar

Put your shoes on - we're going out. 穿上你的鞋,我们出去。
He put on his jacket. 他穿上了他的夹克衫。
She puts face cream on every night. 她每天晚上都涂面霜。


to pretend to have a particular feeling or way of behaving that is not real or natural to you

Why are you putting on that silly voice? 你为什么故意发出那么傻的声音?
There's no need to put on that injured expression - you know you're in the wrong. 没必要装出那种受伤的表情——你自己清楚你有错。
I can't tell whether he's really upset, or if he's just putting it on. 我看不出他是真的不舒服还是装的而已。


mainly UK to produce or provide something, especially for the good of other people or for a special purpose

She put on a wonderful meal for us. 她为我们做了一顿可口的饭菜。
They've put on a late-night bus service for students. 他们为学生们提供深夜巴士服务。


B1 If people or animals put weight on, they become heavier.

I'd expected to put weight on when I gave up smoking, but I didn't. 我以为我戒烟后体重会增加,不过没有。
He's put on ten pounds in the last month. 他上个月体重增加了10磅。

(Translation of “put sth on” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)