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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 your body:

Put your shoes 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 car skidded.
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.

(Definition of “put on something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)