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Definition 1: communicate successfully - [verb of communication]

Samples where put over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I couldn't get across the message
  • He put over the idea very well

Synonyms for put over in the sense of this definition

(put over is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

Definition 2: hold back to a later time - [verb of stative]

Samples where put over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's postpone the exam

Synonyms for put over in the sense of this definition

(put over is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of put over ) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

"call a football game"

(... is a kind of put over ) stop dealing with

"hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

(... is a kind of put over ) render temporarily ineffective

"the prison sentence was suspended"

(... is a kind of put over ) put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

(... is a kind of put over ) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

(put over implies ...) assign a new time and place for an event

"We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"

(put over implies ...) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

"Call off the engagement" "cancel the dinner party" "we had to scrub our vacation plans" "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

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