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put sb on

mainly US informal (UK usually have sb on)
phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to ​try to ​persuade someone that something is ​true when it is not, usually as a ​joke: She said she was ​planning to give her ​house to a ​charity for the ​homeless but I ​thought she was putting me on.
(Definition of put sb on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sb on”
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,愚弄(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙,愚弄(某人)…
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