Meaning of “put sb on” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb on" in British English

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put sb on

mainly US informal UK usually have sb on
phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ 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)

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