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  Definition of Put on
  1. increase (one''s body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
  2. put clothing on one''s body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"
  3. add to something existing; "She put on a sun room"
  4. add to the odometer; "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
  5. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can''t fool me!"
  6. apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
  7. prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
  8. carry out (performances); "They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
  9. put on the stove or ready for cooking; "put on the tea, please!"
  10. adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
Similar Words: gain, wear, get into, don, assume, gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, take in, put one over, put one across, apply, mount, turn in, assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, sham

 

Hyponyms: round, flesh out, fill out, pack on, hat, try on, try, scarf, slip on, pull the leg of, kid, dab, swab, swob, daub, dress, cream, cold-cream, putty, sponge on, slap on, clap on, slam on, rerun

 

Derivational Morphology: gainer, weight gainer, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, take-in, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on, fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool, chump, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug, victim, dupe, lotion, application, coating, covering, applicator, applier

 

 
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