put over

put over
verb
1. communicate successfully (Freq. 1)
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I couldn't get across the message

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He put over the idea very well

Syn: ↑get across
Hypernyms: ↑communicate, ↑pass on, ↑pass, ↑pass along, ↑put across
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. hold back to a later time
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let's postpone the exam

Syn:
postpone, ↑prorogue, ↑hold over, ↑table, ↑shelve, ↑set back, ↑defer, ↑remit, ↑put off
Derivationally related forms:
putoff (for: ↑put off), ↑deferment (for: ↑defer), ↑deferral (for: ↑defer), ↑shelver (for: ↑shelve), ↑prorogation (for: ↑prorogue), ↑postponement (for: ↑postpone), ↑postponer (for: ↑postpone)
Hypernyms: ↑delay
Hyponyms: ↑call, ↑hold, ↑suspend, ↑probate, ↑reprieve, ↑respite
Entailment: ↑cancel, ↑call off, ↑scratch, ↑scrub, ↑reschedule
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something PP

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put over [phrasal verb]
1 put (something) over or put over (something) : to cause (something) to be clearly understood : to put (something) across

He puts over very complicated concepts in a way that his students can understand.

2 put (yourself) over as (something) : to cause (yourself) to appear to be (a particular type of person)

She puts herself over as [=makes other people believe that she is] a modern, independent woman.

3 put (something) over on (someone) : to lie about (something) to (someone) : to trick or deceive someone

Don't try to put anything over on her. She'll see right through you.

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Main Entry:put

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