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Phrasal Verbs

put on (4)

This page is about the phrasal verb put on (4)

Meaning

If you put on weight, or put on pounds or kilos, you become heavier.

Synonym

gain

For example

  • put on sth Oh no! I've put on 5 kilos in the last month.

  • put sth on If you exercise less, but keep eating the same amount of food, you'll probably put some weight on.

Quick Quiz

I've put my dog on a diet because she was putting on too much

a. food

b. weight

c. makeup

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