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 Dictionary entry overview: What does put on airs mean? 

PUT ON AIRS (verb)
  The verb PUT ON AIRS has 1 sense:

1. act like the master of

  Familiarity information: PUT ON AIRS used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PUT ON AIRS (verb)

Sense 1put on airs [BACK TO TOP]


Act like the master of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


act superior; lord it over; put on airs; queen it over

Context example:

He is lording it over the students

Hypernyms (to "put on airs" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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