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v. put, put·ting, puts
1. To place in a specified location; set: She put the books on the table.
2. To cause to be in a specified condition: His gracious manners put me at ease.
3. To cause (one) to undergo something; subject: The interrogators put the prisoner to torture.
4. To assign; attribute: They put a false interpretation on events.
5. To estimate: We put the time at five o'clock.
6. To impose or levy: The governor has put a tax on cigarettes.
7. Games To wager (a stake); bet: put $50 on a horse.
8. Sports To hurl with an overhand pushing motion: put the shot.
9. To bring up for consideration or judgment: put a question to the judge.
10. To express; state: I put my objections bluntly.
11. To render in a specified language or literary form: put prose into verse.
12. To adapt: The lyrics had been put to music.
13. To urge or force to an action: a mob that put the thief to flight.
14. To apply: We must put our minds to it.
15. To force the purchase of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a put option.
Nautical To proceed: The ship put into the harbor.
1. Sports An act of putting the shot.
2. An option to sell a stipulated amount of stock or securities within a specified time and at a fixed price.
Fixed; stationary: stay put.
Phrasal Verbs:
put about Nautical
To change or cause to change direction; go or cause to go from one tack to another.
put across
1. To state so as to be understood clearly or accepted readily: put her views across during the hearing.
2. To attain or carry through by deceit or trickery.
put aside
1. To stop using, working on, or considering until later: We put aside the idea until the next meeting.
2. To disregard; forget about: Why not put aside your grudge?
put away
1. To renounce; discard: put all negative thoughts away.
2. Informal To consume (food or drink) readily and quickly: put away the dinner in just a few minutes.
3. Informal To confine to a prison or mental health facility.
a. Informal To kill: The injured cat was put away.
b. To bury.
put by
To save for later use: "Some crops were so abundant they could even be put by" (Carole Lalli).
put down
a. To write down.
b. To enter in a list.
a. To bring to an end; repress: put down a rebellion.
b. To render ineffective: put down rumors.
3. To subject (an animal) to euthanasia.
4. Informal
a. To criticize: put me down for failing the course.
b. To belittle; disparage: put down their knowledge of literature.
c. To humiliate: "Many status games seem designed to put down others" (Alvin F. Poussaint).
a. To assign to a category: Just put him down as a sneak.
b. To attribute: Let's put this disaster down to inexperience.
6. To consume (food or drink) readily; put away: puts down three big meals a day.
put forth
1. To grow: Plants put forth new growth in the spring.
2. To bring to bear; exert: At least put forth a semblance of effort when you scrub the floor.
3. To offer for consideration: put forth an idea.
put forward
To propose for consideration: put forward a new plan.
put in
1. To make a formal offer of: put in a plea of guilty.
2. To introduce, as in conversation; interpose: He put in a good word for me.
3. To spend (time) at a location or job: I put in eight hours at the office.
4. To plant: We put in 20 rows of pine trees.
5. To make (a telephone call): I put in a call to the school principal.
6. To apply: put in for early retirement.
7. Nautical
a. To enter a port or harbor: The freighter puts in at noon.
b. To launch a small boat: The kayakers put in below the dam.
put off
a. To delay; postpone: put off paying the bills.
b. To persuade to delay further action: managed to put off the creditors for another week.
2. To take off; discard: put off a sweater.
3. To repel or repulse, as from bad manners: His indifferent attitude has put us off.
4. To pass (money) or sell (merchandise) fraudulently.
put on
1. To clothe oneself with; don: put on a coat; put socks on.
2. To apply; activate: put on the brakes.
3. To assume affectedly: put on an English accent.
4. Slang To tease or mislead (another): You're putting me on!
5. To add: put on weight.
6. To produce; perform: put on a variety show.
put out
1. To extinguish: put out a fire.
2. Nautical To leave, as a port or harbor; depart.
3. To expel: put out a drunk from the bar.
4. To publish: put out a weekly newsletter.
a. To inconvenience: Did our early arrival put you out?
b. To offend or irritate: I was put out by his attention to the television set.
6. To make an effort: We've really had to put out to get this project finished.
7. Baseball To cause (a batter or base runner) to be ruled out.
8. Vulgar Slang To be willing to engage in casual sexual activity; be sexually available.
put over
1. To postpone; delay.
2. To put across, especially to deceive: tried to put a lie over, but to no avail.
put through
1. To bring to a successful end: put the project through on time; put through a number of new laws.
2. To cause to undergo: He put me through a lot of trouble.
a. To make a telephone connection for: The operator put me through on the office line.
b. To obtain a connection for (a telephone call).
put to Nautical
To head for shore.
put together
To construct; create: put together a new bookcase; put together a tax package.
put up
1. To erect; build.
2. To preserve; can: put up six jars of jam.
3. To nominate: put up a candidate at a convention.
4. To provide (funds) in advance: put up money for the new musical.
5. To provide lodgings for: put a friend up for the night.
6. Sports To startle (game animals) from cover: put up grouse.
7. To offer for sale: put up his antiques.
a. To make a display or the appearance of: put up a bluff.
b. To engage in; carry on: put up a good fight.
put upon
To impose on; overburden: He was always being put upon by his friends.
put an end/a halt/a stop to
To bring to an end; terminate.
put down roots
To establish a permanent residence in a locale.
put in an appearance
To attend a social engagement, especially for a short time.
put it to (someone) Slang
1. To overburden with tasks or work.
2. To put blame on.
3. To take unfair advantage of.
4. To lay out the facts of a situation to (another) in a forceful candid manner.
5. To defeat soundly; trounce.
put (one) in mind
To remind: You put me in mind of your grandmother.
put (oneself) out
To make a considerable effort; go to trouble or expense.
put (one's) finger on
To identify: I can't put my finger on the person in that photograph.
put (one's) foot down
To take a firm stand.
put (one's) foot in (one's) mouth
To make a tactless remark.
put paid to Chiefly British
To finish off; put to rest: "We've given up saying we only kill to eat; Kraft dinner and freeze-dried food have put paid to that one" (Margaret Atwood).
put (someone) in (someone's) place
To lower the dignity of (someone); humble.
put (someone) through (someone's) paces
To cause to demonstrate ability or skill; test: The drama coach put her students through their paces before the first performance.
put (someone) up to
To cause to commit a funny, mischievous, or malicious act: My older brother put me up to making a prank telephone call.
put something over on
To deceive, cheat, or trick.
put the arm/bite/squeeze on Slang
To ask another for money.
put the finger on Slang
To inform on: The witness put the finger on the killer.
put the lie to
To show to be false or inaccurate.
put the make/moves on Slang
To make sexual advances to.
put the screws to/on Slang
To pressure (another) in an extreme manner.
put the skids on Slang
To bring to a halt: "Sacrificing free speech to put the skids on prurient printed matter is not the correct path, the courts said" (Curtis J. Sitomer).
put to bed Informal
1. To make final preparations for the printing of (a newspaper, for example).
2. To make final preparations for completing (a project).
put to it
To cause extreme difficulty for: We were put to it to finish the book on time.
put to sleep
1. To make weary; bore.
2. To subject to euthanasia.
3. To subject to general anesthesia.
put two and two together
To draw the proper conclusions from existing evidence or indications.
put up or shut up Slang
To have to endure an unpleasant situation or take action to remedy it.
put up with
To endure without complaint: We had to put up with the inconvenience.

[Middle English putten, back-formation from Old English *pūtte, past tense of pȳtan, to put out.]
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put up withstandbear
1. 'suffer'

You can say that someone suffers pain or an unpleasant experience.

He suffered a lot of discomfort.
Young suffered imprisonment and intimidation.
2. 'put up with'

You do not use 'suffer' to say that someone tolerates an unpleasant person. You say that they put up with the person.

The local people have to put up with gaping tourists.
3. 'stand' and 'bear'

If you do not like someone at all, you do not say that you 'can't suffer' them. You say that you can't stand them or can't bear them.

She said she couldn't stand him.
I can't bear kids.
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(put) present participle ˈputting: past tense, past participle put verb
1. to place in a certain position or situation. He put the plate in the cupboard; Did you put any sugar in my coffee?; He put his arm round her; I'm putting a new lock on the door; You're putting too much strain on that rope; When did the Russians first put a man into space?; You've put me in a bad temper; Can you put (=translate) this sentence into French?
2. to submit or present (a proposal, question etc). I put several questions to him; She put her ideas before the committee.
3. to express in words. He put his refusal very politely; Children sometimes have such a funny way of putting things!
4. to write down. I'm trying to write a letter to her, but I don't know what to put.
5. to sail in a particular direction. We put out to sea; The ship put into harbour for repairs.
ˈput-on adjective
pretended; not genuine. a put-on foreign accent; Her accent sounded put-on.
a put-up job
something done to give a false appearance, in order to cheat or trick someone.
put about
to spread (news etc).
put across/over
to convey or communicate (ideas etc) to others. He's very good at putting his ideas across.
put aside
1. to abandon (work etc) temporarily. She put aside her needlework.
2. to save or preserve for the future. He tries to put aside a little money each month.
put away
to return to its proper place, especially out of sight. She put her clothes away in the drawer.
put back
to return to its proper place. Did you put my keys back?
put by
to save or preserve for the future. I have put by some money for emergencies.
put down
1. to lower. The teacher asked the pupil to put his hand down.
2. to place on the floor or other surface, out of one's hands. Put that knife down immediately!
3. to subdue (a rebellion etc).
4. to kill (an animal) painlessly when it is old or very ill.
put down for
to write the name of (someone) on a list etc for a particular purpose. You have been put down for the one hundred metres' race.
put one's feet up
to take a rest.
put forth
(of plants etc) to produce (leaves, shoots etc).
put in
1. to insert or install. We're having a new shower put in.
2. to do (a certain amount of work etc). He put in an hour's training today.
put in for
to apply for, or claim. Are you putting in for that job?
put off
1. to switch off (a light etc). Please put the light off!
2. to delay; to postpone. He put off leaving / his departure till Thursday.
3. to cancel an arranged meeting etc with (a person). I had to put the Browns off because I had 'flu.
4. to cause (a person) to feel disgust or dislike (for). The cheese looked nice but the smell put me off; The conversation about illness put me off my dinner.
put on
1. to switch on (a light etc). Put the light on!
2. to dress oneself in. Which shoes are you going to put on?
3. to add or increase. The car put on speed; I've put on weight.
4. to present or produce (a play etc). They're putting on `Hamlet' next week.
5. to provide (eg transport). They always put on extra buses between 8.00 and 9.00 a.m.
6. to make a false show of; to pretend. She said she felt ill, but she was just putting it on.
7. to bet (money) on. I've put a pound on that horse to win.
put out
1. to extend (a hand etc). He put out his hand to steady her.
2. (of plants etc) to produce (shoots, leaves etc).
3. to extinguish (a fire, light etc). The fire brigade soon put out the fire.
4. to issue, give out. They put out a distress call.
5. to cause bother or trouble to. Don't put yourself out for my sake!
6. to annoy. I was put out by his decision.
put through
1. to arrange (a deal, agreement etc).
2. to connect by telephone. I'm trying to put you through (to London).
put together
to construct. The vase broke, but I managed to put it together again.
put up
1. to raise (a hand etc).
2. to build; to erect. They're putting up some new houses.
3. to fix on a wall etc. He put the poster up.
4. to increase (a price etc). They're putting up the fees again.
5. to offer or show (resistance etc). He's putting up a brave fight.
6. to provide (money) for a purpose. He promised to put up the money for the scheme.
7. to provide a bed etc for (a person) in one's home. Can you put us up next Thursday night?
put up to
to persuade (a person) to do something. Who put you up to writing that letter?
put up with
to bear patiently. I cannot put up with all this noise.

The job of the fire brigade is to put out (not put off) fires.
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