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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyput over
he/she/itputs over
present participleputting over
past tenseput over
past participleput over
  1. 1
    same as put across

    I don't think I put my point over very clearly.

  2. 2
    put one over on someone informal to trick someone into believing something that is not true

    You can't put one over on me that easily!

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