put one over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put one over fool or hoax "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone","You can't fool me!"
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Quotations

  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
    “The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.”
  • Darryl Somers
    Darryl Somers
    “It takes 50000 nuts to put a car together, but only one to scatter them all over the road.”

Usage

In literature:

The French girls had put on their holiday attire and some had festooned a light skirt over one of cloth and placed in it a bright bow.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
And some one ought to get potatoes ready to put on over the fire.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
The shops over there aren't a patch on London, in my opinion, and the language puts one off.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It's the limit as far as discipline is concerned, I understand, but I guess you'll put one over on them.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
If going about, put a pair of woollen stockings over the cotton ones.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
He gave one look at Henery Walker and then he walked straight over to the old gentleman and put his 'and on his shoulder.
"Short Cruises" by W. W. Jacobs
As to horses, where was his equal at putting one over a jump?
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
He put over each shell the half of a larger one and weighted it down with stones.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
He had two thick shields, and he put one over his back and one over his breast.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
Dorothy stretched out a hand to him and Zeb put one foot out and let it rest in the air a little over the edge of the roof.
"Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" by L. Frank Baum
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In poetry:

Night, be a priest! put your star-stole on
And murmur a holy prayer
Over each grave, and for every one
Lying down lifeless there!
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And when they put me on 'point duty'
I don't stand for any one's cheek
I'm the only P.C. in the Boy Scouts
That's been run over twice in one week.
"The Sergeant's Overcoat (Or The Policeman That Nearly Got Caught)" by Billy Bennett
He glared her over from foot to head;
In a second more the thing was done!
He gobbled her up, and merely said,
"She wasn't a very tender one!"
And then he jumped into the bed,
And put her sack and night-cap on.
"Little Red Riding-Hood" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

So even though I said Friday's post was my last one, I'm going to do one more to see if we can put ourselves over the top.
Local estimates put the security collective at well over 1,000 people, meaning there is one officer for every two delegates in the hall.
So Doug Morris, chief executive of Universal Music Group, managed to put one over on Microsoft a while back.
Over the past couple weeks, I have been fixing a glitch that deleted most of the photos from my other blog, WagginTrails, and kind of put this one on hold for a little bit.
Rompers are easy- breezy, but adding a cute jean or military-style jacket over one makes the whole look feel more put-together.
One of the segments that put this film over the top was this piece starring Eric Pollard.
High over the Atlantic Ocean one afternoon last October, an elderly woman in seat 26B on American Airlines Flight 67 from London to Chicago put her seat back in full recline.
The US team also put one teammate over another in their wakeboard portion of the show, with one person performing a trick, then another immediate after.
The widescreen can be used like a videowall, he adds : "We can put one video over the entire screen, or divide it up.".
"We were looking for one that we thought nobody had done or over- covered , and then we also wanted to find one that we could put our little Karmin reggae twist with rapping on," Amy told Ryan Seacrest (via Rap-Up).
Jack Taylor puts up one of the 108 shots he took during Tuesday's victory over Faith Baptist Bible in Grinnell, Iowa, in this image provided by Grinnell College.
"They were putting in windows," Sister James Dolores says of one of many repair jobs over the years at Villa Maria By-the-Sea.
Hanson, making only his second appearance at the year's first major, shot 7-under 65 to take a one-shot lead over Mickelson, who put on a short-game clinic Saturday to land in good position for a fourth green jacket.
One witness at the Clackamas Town Center told television station KATU at least two people were shot, and he saw sheets put over them.
Over a dozen dates have been added to Judas Priests Epitaph world tour, and one puts them pretty close to the Albany area.
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In science:

Here the sum is over al l clusters incompatible with P , i.e. containing at least one polymer incompatible with P and we have put |C | = PP ∈C |P | where |P | is the number of bonds of the polymer P .
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
However, a very important question is whether one averages over the potential U (r) or puts U (r) = 0 and averages over the spectrum.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
This observation illustrates the caveat “with the exception of a set of measure zero” used in Subsection II.B: Putting one or several of the v(α)’s identically equal to zero reduces the set {v(α)} to a set of measure zero with respect to the integration over all the variables v(α).
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Spectra
At each event of Λj (x), put two j -arrows pointing at x, one from each side, extending over the whole range of dependence.
Law of large numbers for non-elliptic random walks in dynamic random environments
In other words, we put free Fock spaces over one-dimensional Hilbert spaces on the diagonal and boolean Fock spaces (over one-dimensional Hilbert spaces) elsewhere.
Limit distributions of random matrices
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