Repel or repulse someone, as in His bad manners put her off, or They were put off by the bad smell. [ c. 1900 ]
put someone off. Persuade someone to delay further action, as in He put off the creditors, promising to pay next week, or They managed to put him off from suing. [ Early 1600s ]
- Put one over on someone
verb phrase To deceive someone; best someone by a trick (1912+)
[poo-tuhng-hwah] /ˈpuˈtʌŋˈʰwɑ/ noun 1. the form of Chinese, based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin, adopted as the official national language of China.
- Put on hold
verb phrase To defer an immediate decision; postpone consideration: I’m afraid that whole matter is on hold just now [1960s+; fr the hold function of a telephone, with which one can close off a conversation temporarily] see: on hold
- Put on ice
see: on ice , def. 1.