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Adjective put-on has 1 sense
  1. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham - adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
    Antonyms: genuine, echt (indirect, via counterfeit)
Noun put-on has 3 senses
  1. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on - a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
    --1 is a kind of caricature, imitation, impersonation
  2. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    --2 is a kind of trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan
    --2 has particulars: goldbrick; Piltdown man, Piltdown hoax
    Derived form: verb put on8
  3. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on - a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    --3 is a kind of diversion, recreation
    --3 has particulars: dirty trick; practical joke
Verb put-on has 9 senses
  1. wear, put on, get into, don, assume - put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"
    --1 is one way to dress, get dressed
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. put on - add to something existing; "She put on a sun room"
    --2 is one way to add
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. put on - put on the stove or ready for cooking; "put on the tea, please!"
    --3 is one way to cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
    Sample sentence:
    The chefs put on the vegetables
  4. put on, turn in - carry out (performances); "They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
    --4 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. put on - add to the odometer; "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
    --5 is one way to add
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. mount, put on - prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
    --6 is one way to organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. put on, apply - apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
    --7 is one way to cover
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  8. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across - fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
    --8 is one way to deceive, betray, lead astray
    Derived form: noun put-on2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  9. gain, put on - increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
    --9 is one way to change state, turn
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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