put on (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb put on (2).

Meaning: to make an appliance or a piece of equipment start to function

Synonym: turn on, switch on

For example:

  • put on sth Don't forget to put on the heater when you get up in the morning.

  • put sth on Do you want to watch TV, or do you want me to put the radio on instead?

Nouns often used as objects with put on (2): light, TV, radio, heater, air conditioner, kettle, fan, music

Quick Quiz:

If someone knocks on the front door at night, the first thing you should do is put on

a. the door

b. the alarm

c. the light

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