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put sth on

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

A2 to make a device operate, or to cause a device to play something, such as a CD or DVD, by pressing a switch: Could you put the light on? Do you mind if I put the television/some music on? Don't forget to put the brake on.

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  • (PRETEND)

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.
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