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put on (1)

Meaning: to start wearing an item of clothing, a pair of shoes, a piece of jewellery, a pair of glasses, etc.

Synonym: don (formal)

For example:

  • put on sth You should put on your coat. It's cold outside.

  • put sth on Just a minute while I put my glasses on. I can't read without them.

Nouns often used as objects with
put on (1): shirt, dress, shoes, tie, watch, sunglasses, necklace, ring

Quick Quiz:

Before going to the church to get married, Tracy put on
  1. her wedding cake
  2. her wedding dress
  3. her wedding vows

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