Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “put sth on”

put sth on

(GET HEAVIER) phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
B1 If people or animals put weight on, they become heavier: I'd expected to put weight on when I gave up smoking, but I didn't. He's put on ten pounds in the last month.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
(Definition of put sth on (GET HEAVIER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of put sth on

Translations of “put sth on”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More