Meaning of “put sth across/over sb” in the English Dictionary

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"put sth across/over sb" in British English

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put sth across/over sb

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

to cause a piece of false information to be believed by one or more people:

You didn't manage to put that story over on the tax people, did you?

(Definition of “put sth across/over sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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