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English definition of “put sth on”

put sth on

(PRETEND) phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
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? There's no need to put on that injured expression - you know you're in the wrong. I can't tell whether he's really upset, or if he's just putting it on.Faking and pretending
(Definition of put sth on (PRETEND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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