put wise

put wise
{v.}, {slang} To tell (someone) facts that will give him an advantage over others or make him alert to opportunity or danger. * /The new boy did not know that Jim was playing a trick on him, so I put him wise./ - Often used with "to". * /Someone put the police wise to the plan of the bank robbers, and when the robbers went into the bank, the police were waiting to catch them./ Compare: TIP OFF.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • put wise — {v.}, {slang} To tell (someone) facts that will give him an advantage over others or make him alert to opportunity or danger. * /The new boy did not know that Jim was playing a trick on him, so I put him wise./ Often used with to . * /Someone put …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ wise — v slang To tell (someone) facts that will give him an advantage over others or make him alert to opportunity or danger. The new boy did not know that Jim was playing a trick on him, so I put him wise. Often used with to . Someone put the police… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Put wise — 1. explain something (to someone, especially a naive person); 2. warn …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • put wise — Australian Slang 1. explain something (to someone, especially a naive person); 2. warn …   English dialects glossary

  • put wise to — inform, tell, provide information …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put wise to —  Make conversant with …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • wise — wise1 [wīz] adj. wiser, wisest [ME wis < OE, akin to witan, to know, OHG wis, MDu wijs < PGmc * wisa , wise < IE * weid < base * w(e)di , to see, know > Sans vēdas, knowledge, Gr idris, knowing, L videre, to see] 1. having or… …   English World dictionary

  • wise — I. /waɪz / (say wuyz) adjective (wiser, wisest) 1. having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right. 2. characterised by or showing such power; shrewd, judicious, or prudent. 3. possessed of or characterised by… …  

  • wise — See: GET WISE, PENNY WISE AND POUND FOOLISH, PUT WISE, THE WISER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wise — See: GET WISE, PENNY WISE AND POUND FOOLISH, PUT WISE, THE WISER …   Dictionary of American idioms

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