put on
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to dress oneself in ; don b. to make part of one's appearance or behavior c. feign <
put a saintly manner on
>
2. to cause to act or operate ; apply <
put on more speed
>
3. a. add <
put on weight
>
b. exaggerate, overstate 4. perform, produce <
put on a play
>
5. a. to mislead deliberately especially for amusement <
the interviewer…must be put down — or possibly, put on — Melvin Maddocks
>
b. kid 1 <
you're putting me on
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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