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put on



Definitions

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put on
     1. v. To don (clothing, equipment(,) or the like).
     2. v. To fool, kid, deceive.
     3. v. To assume, adopt or affect, to behave in a particular way as a pretence.
     4. v. To play (a recording).
     5. v. To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop.
     6. v. To perform for an audience.
Analysis
put
     1. v. To place something somewhere
     2. v. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
     3. v. (finance) To exercise a put option
     4. v. To express something in a certain manner
     5. v. (athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball as a sport. See shot put.
on
     1. adj. in the state of being active, functioning or operating
     2. adj. performing according to schedule
     3. adj. (UK, informal) Acceptable, appropriate.
     4. adj. (baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.
     5. adv. to an operating state

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Example Sentences

It's the usual show put on by the government. 
I need to put on a mask so no one can tell that this is me. 
I got a pair of jeans you can put on if you want. 
There have been many wars before this one, but I have never heard of a case of anyone being put on trial for having lost, except by their own people. 
They put on cloaks and go out onto the roof. 

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