put make an appearance

put make an appearance
to go somewhere for a short time, especially because you feel you have an obligation to go there

I think I ought to put in an appearance at the office before lunch.

Thesaurus: to arrive in a place, or to enter a placesynonym to visit a person or place, or to be visited by someonesynonym general words meaning to leave a placesynonym
Main entry: appearance

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • put\ in\ an\ appearance — • put in an appearance • make an appearance v. phr. To be present, esp. for a short time; visit; appear. He put in an appearance at work, but he was too ill to stay. The president put in an appearance at several dances the evening after he was… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put in an appearance — phrasal : to be present; especially : to appear at a formal or planned gathering usually for a brief time only the candidate put in an appearance at five rallies in one night * * * put in an appearance see under ↑appear • • • Main Entry: ↑put * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • put in an appearance — also[make an appearance] {v. phr.} To be present, esp. for a short time; visit; appear. * /He put in an appearance at work, but he was too ill to stay./ * /The president put in an appearance at several dances the evening after he was sworn in./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put in an appearance — also[make an appearance] {v. phr.} To be present, esp. for a short time; visit; appear. * /He put in an appearance at work, but he was too ill to stay./ * /The president put in an appearance at several dances the evening after he was sworn in./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make an appearance — make (or put in) an appearance attend an event briefly, typically out of courtesy * * * make an appearance (or put in an appearance) : to go to an event, gathering, etc., usually for a short period of time The candidate made an appearance at the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make\ an\ appearance — • put in an appearance • make an appearance v. phr. To be present, esp. for a short time; visit; appear. He put in an appearance at work, but he was too ill to stay. The president put in an appearance at several dances the evening after he was… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make an appearance — See: PUT IN AN APPEARANCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make an appearance — See: PUT IN AN APPEARANCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make (or put in) an appearance — attend an event briefly. → appearance …   English new terms dictionary

  • To put in an appearance — Appearance Ap*pear ance, n. [F. apparence, L. apparentia, fr. apparere. See {Appear}.] 1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me. [1913 Webster] 2. A thing seed; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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