informal to communicate (facts, information, etc) comprehensibly: he puts his thoughts over badly
mainly US to postpone; defer: the 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 deception: he put one over on his boss
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How to use put over in a sentence
My bet is they put over 10,000 kids on the waitlist every year for a class of 1,350.
The great-coat was put over his hands, and the next moment under the coat was heard a little sharp click.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
At the Somme we put over on the enemy the only new thing that we have been able to spring during the whole three years—the tanks.Private Peat | Harold R. Peat
Paper and paste are put over the pipe except 21⁄2 inches in the center.Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
Even calcimine itself, put over a spot or a scar, will leave a mark.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
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
Make successful, bring off, as in Do you think we can put over this play? [Early 1900s]
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