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verb (tr)

(adverb) to communicate in a comprehensible wayhe couldn't put things across very well
put one across informal to get (someone) to accept or believe a claim, excuse, etc, by deceptionthey put one across their teacher

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Idioms and Phrases with put across

put across

1

Cause to be understood or accepted, as in She put her views across very well. [c. 1920]

2

Attain or carry through by deceit, as in You can't put anything across this teacher. [c. 1920] Also see put over, def. 3.

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