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This page has 11 definitions of put on in English. Put on is a verb. Examples of how to use put on in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: puton, putón, and put-on




put on (third-person singular simple present puts on, present participle putting on, simple past and past participle put on) (transitive)

  1. To don (clothing, equipment, or the like).
    Why don't you put on your jacket. It's cold.
  2. To fool, kid, deceive.
    You must be putting me on.
    She's putting on that she's sicker than she really is.
  3. To assume, adopt or affect; to behave in a particular way as a pretense.
    Why are you putting on that silly voice?
    He's just putting on that limp -- his leg's actually fine.
  4. To play (a recording).
    I'll put on your favorite record.
    Can you put on The Sound of Music? I'd like to see it again.
  5. To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop.
    I'll put on some coffee for everybody.
  6. To perform for an audience.
    The actors put on a show.
  7. To organize a performance for an audience.
  8. (obsolete) To hurry up; to move swiftly forward.
  9. (transitive) To bet on.
    I put five pounds on that racehorse.
  10. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see put,‎ on.
    He put the pen on the table.
    Put it on the list.
    The doctor put me on a diet.



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