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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyput across
he/she/itputs across
present participleputting across
past tenseput across
past participleput across

or put over

  1. 1
    to explain an idea, belief, etc. in a way that is easy to understand
    Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.
  2. 2
    put yourself across to express your ideas clearly and effectively so that people can see what you are really like
    Emily puts herself across very well.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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