on purpose
phrasal by intent ; intentionally

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on purpose — {adv. phr.} For a reason; because you want to; not accidentally. * /Jane did not forget her coat; she left it in the locker on purpose./ * /The clown fell down on purpose./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on purpose — {adv. phr.} For a reason; because you want to; not accidentally. * /Jane did not forget her coat; she left it in the locker on purpose./ * /The clown fell down on purpose./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On purpose — Purpose Pur pose, n. [OF. purpos, pourpos, propos, L. propositum. See {Propound}.] 1. That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on purpose — ► intentionally, not by accident: »I know you didn t delete the database on purpose, but please be more careful. Main Entry: ↑purpose …   Financial and business terms

  • on purpose — index purposely Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • on purpose — [adv] deliberately after consideration, by design, calculatingly, consciously, designed, freely, in cold blood, intentionally, knowingly, premeditatively, purposely, purposively, voluntarily, willfully, with eyes wide open*, wittingly; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • on\ purpose — adv. phr. For a reason; because you want to; not accidentally. Jane did not forget her coat; she left it in the locker on purpose. The clown fell down on purpose …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on purpose — deliberately Did you do that on purpose? They think the fire was started on purpose …   English dictionary

  • on purpose — adverb Purposefully; with intention; deliberately. That wasnt an accident! You did it on purpose! Ant: on accident, by accident …   Wiktionary

  • on purpose — for a reason, intentional    Did she drop her glove on purpose so he would find it? …   English idioms

  • on purpose — intentionally I think that she spilled the drink on purpose …   Idioms and examples

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