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put on something

phrasal verb with put  us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
  • (WEAR)

to move something you ​wear onto ​yourbody: Put ​yourshoes on. She put on too much makeup.

put on something

phrasal verb with put  us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
  • (ADD)

to ​add or ​increase an ​amount or ​action: I put on ​weight when I went away to ​college. The ​school puts a lot of ​emphasis on ​music and ​art.

put on something

phrasal verb with put  us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
  • (START)

to ​start a ​piece of ​equipment, or to ​place a ​recording in a ​device that will ​play it: I put on the ​brakes too ​fast, and the ​carskidded. I put the ​heat on, but it will take a ​minute for the ​car to ​warm up. Put on that Ella Fitzgerald CD.

put on something

phrasal verb with put  us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
  • (DO)

to do an ​activity, esp. one that ​others can ​watch: The second graders ​want to put a ​play on. The ​experience of putting on a ​campaign was ​exciting.
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