One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she put on jeans and a black T-shirt’
get dressed in, dress in, don, clothe oneself in, pull on, climb into, fling on, throw on, pour oneself into, slip into, change into, rig oneself out in
informal tog oneself out in, tog oneself up in, doll oneself up in
2‘I put the landing light on’
switch on, turn on, flick on, power up
3‘the obvious solution was for the company to put on an additional train’
provide, lay on, supply, furnish, make available, run
informal sort out, fix up
4‘the museum is putting on an exhibition of Monet's paintings’
organize, stage, mount, present, produce
5‘Adam put on an American accent’
feign, fake, sham, simulate, affect, assume
6‘he put a fiver on Thetford Queen and it won’
bet, gamble, stake, wager, place, lay, risk, chance, hazard
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