put over

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. informal to communicate (facts, information, etc) comprehensibly: he puts his thoughts over badly

  2. mainly US to postpone; defer: the match was put over a week Brit equivalent: put off

  1. put one over on or put a fast one over on informal to get (someone) to accept or believe a claim, excuse, etc, by deception: he put one over on his boss

Words Nearby put over

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use put over in a sentence

  • You thought you had put over a clever one when you got me down at Easton to-day, but your game failed.

    The Flying Reporter | Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss

Other Idioms and Phrases with put over

put over

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

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.