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English definition of “put sth across/over sb”

put sth across/over sb

informal phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to cause a piece of false information to be believed by one or more people: You didn't manage to put that story over on the tax people, did you?Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of put sth across/over sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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