put onto (someone or something)

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put onto (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place someone or something on top of something. You can put the vase onto the mantelpiece. He put the child onto the table and gave her an ice cream cone.
2. To put someone in contact with someone else; to make someone aware of someone or something. Got into a car accident, huh? Don't worry, I'll put you onto a great mechanic. She put me onto a tech company that's looking to hire new engineers.
See also: put

put someone onto someone or something

to alert someone to the existence of someone or something; to lead someone to someone or something. Nancy put Elaine onto George, who knew of a job that Elaine might be interested in. Nancy put Elaine onto a good job lead.
See also: put
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