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- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see put, on.
- He put the pen on the table.
- Put it on the list.
- The doctor put me on a diet.
- To don (clothing, equipment, or the like).
- Why don't you put on your jacket. It's cold.
- To fool, kid, deceive.
- You must be putting me on.
- She's putting on that she's sicker than she really is.
- 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.
- 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.
- To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop.
- I'll put on some coffee for everybody.
- To perform for an audience.
- The actors put on a show.
- To organize a performance for an audience.
- (obsolete) To hurry up; to move swiftly forward.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292:
- Sophia […] saw several horses coming after on full speed. This greatly alarmed her fears, and she called to the guide to put on as fast as possible.
- (literal—on a list): put down; see also Thesaurus:enlist
- (fool, kid, deceive): hoodwink; see also Thesaurus:deceive
- (move swiftly forward): hasten; see also Thesaurus:speed up
to place upon
to don clothing
to play recorded music