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verb (tr, adverb)
informal to communicate (facts, information, etc) comprehensiblyhe puts his thoughts over badly
mainly US to postpone; deferthe match was put over a week Brit equivalent: put off
put one over on or put a fast one over on informal to get (someone) to accept or believe a claim, excuse, etc, by deceptionhe put one over on his boss
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put over

1

Make successful, bring off, as in Do you think we can put over this play? [Early 1900s]

2

Make something or someone be understood or accepted, as in The public relations staff helped put our candidate over to the public. [Early 1900s]

3

put over on. Fool, deceive, as in We can't put anything over on Tom. [Early 1900s]

4

Delay, postpone, as in The meeting was put over until tomorrow. [Early 1500s] Also see put off.

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