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put on weight

This page is about the collocation put on weight

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to become heavier or fatter, of a person or an animal

For example

  • I put on weight because I drank too many soft drinks.

  • It's very easy to put on weight, but it's really hard to lose it.

Quick Quiz

If you don't want to put on weight, you shouldn't

a. weigh yourself

b. wear heavy clothes

c. eat sugary foods

Contributor: Matt Errey