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Meaning of "put someone on" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUT SOMEONE ON

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WHAT DOES PUT SOMEONE ON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of put someone on in the English dictionary

The definition of put someone on in the dictionary is to connect by telephone. Other definition of put someone on is to mock or tease.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUT SOMEONE ON

put one´s money where one´s mouth is
put one´s oar in
put one´s shirt on
put one´s shoulder to the wheel
put option
put out
put out to grass
put over
put paid to
put someone in his place
put someone through his paces
put someone´s back up
put someone´s nose out of joint
put something on the long finger
put that in your pipe and smoke it
put the bite on someone
put the boot in
put the cart before the horse
put the cat among the pigeons
put the clock back

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUT SOMEONE ON

be pie on
chance on
come on
figure on
get a line on
get a move on
get a wiggle on
go a bundle on
have on
have the edge on
move on
take on
time on
trade on

Synonyms and antonyms of put someone on in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «put someone on» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUT SOMEONE ON

Find out the translation of put someone on to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of put someone on from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «put someone on» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

让某人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner a alguien en
570 millions of speakers

English

put someone on
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर किसी को रखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وضع شخص ما في
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поставить кого на
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar alguém em
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেউ রাখো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre quelqu´un sur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

legte jemand auf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

に追い込む
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 사람을 넣어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sijine wong ing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đưa người lên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யாரையாவது வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोणीतरी ठेवले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birini koy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mettere qualcuno su
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieścić kogoś na
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поставити кого на
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a pus cineva pe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να τεθεί κάποιος σε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sit iemand op
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sätta någon på
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sette noen på
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of put someone on

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT SOMEONE ON»

The term «put someone on» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.573 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT SOMEONE ON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about put someone on

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2 QUOTES WITH «PUT SOMEONE ON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word put someone on.
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Marketa Irglova
The idea of celebrity has always been very strange to me because it's taking the focus away from the music and attaching it to a person. When we put someone on a pedestal or idolize them, we're giving our own power away.
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Guy Kawasaki
If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUT SOMEONE ON»

Discover the use of put someone on in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to put someone on and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Collection of Confusible Phrases
... into the chair put someone off (put someone away) put someone on a charge ( put someone in charge) put someone on ice (ice someone) put someone on the needle (give someone the needle) put someone on to someone put someone on  ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary Paperback with CD-ROM
put someone on to joke with someone by saying something that is hard for the person to believe 0 "I hear Joe's quit his job. " "You're putting me on!" • put someone/something out of your mind to not think about someone or something o / tried ...
Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Best Practices in Customer Service
If you need to put someone on hold to gather additional information, try this: "I'll need to put you on hold for about 30 seconds while I access this code in my database" or "I'll need to search for that information for a couple of minutes. Would you ...
Ron Zemke John A. Woods
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Street Talk: Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop & Urban Slanguage
[to] put [someone] on to [something] v. (general sl.) old & new school 1. to alert someone. 2. to provide information to someone for his/her benefit. ex: "I'm the one who put you on to the scam. " [to] put [someone] on to [someone] v. (general sl.) ...
Randy Kearse, 2013
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How to Win Any Negotiation: Without Raising Your Voice, ...
Put someone on the defensive end of an argument, and they often end up saying only those things they can say well. Put someone on the defensive end of an argument, and there is a good chance they may withhold information or distort the ...
Robert Mayer, 2006
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Oxford Dictionary of English
6 bet a specified amount of money on: he put £1,000 on the horse to win. put someone on to draw someone's attention to (someone or something useful, notable, or interesting): Pike put me on to the Department's Legal Section. put out N.
Angus Stevenson, 2010
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Speaking Spanish Like a Native
Put someone on the spot (spotlight) To be between a rock and a hard place You' re sound asleep in class when your teacher asks the class a question. Your " friend" puts you on the spot by volunteering you to answer. Now all eyes are on you.
Brad Kim, Erika Domínguez, 2005
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
The noun place here denotes one's rank or position. [Mid-1900s] 2. Also, put oneself in someone's place. Imagine being someone else, as in Iust put yourselfin my placeihow would you deal with it? [Mid-1600s] put someone on t See PUT ON, ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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English idioms for Spanish speakers
... put one's house in order 199 to put one's oar in 192 to put oneself out 218 to put out 218 to put someone on the spot 262 to put someone up 218 to put (lay) the blame on 27 to put the cart before the horse 43 to put the touch on someone 298 ...
Eugene Savaiano, Lynn W. Winget, 2007
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Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors
Detectives have the same problem with fugitives who have made a clean getaway. ST. ON A SHORT LEASH to have, keep, or put someone on a short leash. To have, keep, or put someone under tight control. Source: DOG. A dog is walked on ...
Robert Allen Palmatier, 1995

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUT SOMEONE ON»

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Romanowski: Seattle Needs To Put Someone On A Stretcher To Win
“I think Seattle has to lay someone out in this game,” Romanowski said on SportsRadio 610. “I think they need to bring that cart out, or that stretcher.”. «CBS Local, Jan 14»

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