Definition of on purpose in English:

on purpose

phrase

  • Intentionally.

    ‘he was being annoying on purpose’
    • ‘Firefighters believe youths who were waiting for them on the estate had started the blazes on purpose.’
    • ‘Trying to be annoying on purpose doesn't strike me as the pinnacle of political broadcasting.’
    • ‘Does anybody realise that buses actually drive through the traffic jams or are they coming late on purpose just to annoy you?’
    • ‘Many within the industry and in the rail driving unions stress that no train driver runs a red light on purpose.’
    • ‘It was only later that I realised that the boy had probably done it on purpose.’
    • ‘Are we to think again that he doesn't understand the law, or did he hide some of the facts on purpose?’
    • ‘The wife thought I'd done it on purpose, so I was in the doghouse for a while.’
    • ‘Technically speaking, the Bhopal tragedy was an accident, in that it was not done on purpose.’
    • ‘I'm only glad that it was an accident and that he didn't do it on purpose.’
    • ‘Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.’
    deliberately, intentionally, purposely, by design, wilfully, calculatedly, premeditatedly, wittingly, knowingly, consciously
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