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put sb on

mainly US informal UK usually have sb on
phrasal verb with put uk   /pʊt/ us   /pʊt/ verb present participle putting, past tense and past participle put
to try to persuade someone that something is true when it is not, usually as a joke: She said she was planning to give her house to a charity for the homeless but I thought she was putting me on.
(Definition of put sb on from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sb on”
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,愚弄(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙,愚弄(某人)…
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