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Meaning of “put sth on” - Learner’s Dictionary

put sth on

phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb [T] ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
CLOTHES A2 to put clothes or shoes onto your body: You'd better put your coat on, it's cold outside. Putting clothes on
EQUIPMENT mainly UK B1 to make a piece of equipment work by pressing a switch: Can you put the light on please?Electrical switches and connections
BEHAVIOUR to pretend to have a particular feeling, or to behave in a way which is not real or natural for you: He's not really upset, he's just putting it on.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trappingFaking and pretending
MUSIC/FILM A2 to make music, a film, or some other recording start playing on a machine: Why don't you put on some music?Playing musicSinging in general
put on weight UK B1 to become fatter and heavierFat or well-built
(Definition of put sth on from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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