English version

put a construction on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput a construction on somethingput a construction on somethingformalMEANING to think that a statement has a particular meaning or that something was done for a particular reason The judge put an entirely different construction on his remarks. construction
Examples from the Corpus
put a construction on somethingThe law does not say that specifically, but people have chosen to put that construction on it.
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