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put off

  
1    defer, delay, hold over, postpone, put back, put on ice, put on the back burner     (informal)   reschedule, take a rain check on     (U.S. & Canad. informal)  
2    abash, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, distress, faze, nonplus, perturb, rattle     (informal)   take the wind out of someone's sails, throw     (informal)   unsettle  
3    discourage, dishearten, dissuade  
  
Antonyms     
  
3    egg on, encourage, incite, persuade, prompt, push, spur, urge  
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put  
1    bring, deposit, establish, fix, lay, place, position, rest, set, settle, situate  
2    commit, condemn, consign, doom, enjoin, impose, inflict, levy, subject  
3    assign, constrain, employ, force, induce, make, oblige, require, set, subject to  
4    express, phrase, pose, set, state, utter, word  
5    advance, bring forward, forward, offer, posit, present, propose, set before, submit, tender  
6    cast, fling, heave, hurl, lob, pitch, throw, toss  


put across      , over  
communicate, convey, explain, get across, get through, make clear, make oneself understood, spell out  
put aside   , by  
1    cache, deposit, keep in reserve, lay by, salt away, save, squirrel away, stockpile, store, stow away  
2    bury, discount, disregard, forget, ignore  
put away  
1    put back, replace, return to (its) place, tidy away  
2    deposit, keep, lay in, put by, save, set aside, store away  
3    certify, commit, confine, institutionalize, lock up  
4    consume, devour, eat up, gobble, gulp down, wolf down  
5    destroy, do away with, put down, put out of its misery, put to sleep  
put-down     
barb, dig, disparagement, gibe, humiliation, kick in the teeth     (slang)   knock     (informal)   one in the eye     (informal)   rebuff, sarcasm, slight, sneer, snub  
put down  
1    enter, inscribe, log, record, set down, take down, transcribe, write down  
2    crush, quash, quell, repress, silence, stamp out, suppress  
3      (with)       to   ascribe, attribute, impute, set down  
4    destroy, do away with, put away, put out of its misery, put to sleep  
5      (slang)   condemn, crush, deflate, dismiss, disparage, humiliate, mortify, reject, shame, slight, snub  
put forward     
advance, introduce, move, nominate, prescribe, present, press, proffer, propose, recommend, submit, suggest, tender  
put off  
1    defer, delay, hold over, postpone, put back, put on ice, put on the back burner     (informal)   reschedule, take a rain check on     (U.S. & Canad. informal)  
2    abash, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, distress, faze, nonplus, perturb, rattle     (informal)   take the wind out of someone's sails, throw     (informal)   unsettle  
3    discourage, dishearten, dissuade  
  
Antonyms     
  
3    egg on, encourage, incite, persuade, prompt, push, spur, urge  
put on  
1    change into, don, dress, get dressed in, slip into  
2    affect, assume, fake, feign, make believe, play-act, pretend, sham, simulate  
3    do, mount, present, produce, show, stage  
4    add, gain, increase by  
5    back, bet, lay, place, wager  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    cast off, doff, remove, shed, slip off, slip out of, take off, throw off, undress  
put out  
1    anger, annoy, confound, disturb, exasperate, harass, irk, irritate, nettle, perturb, provoke, vex  
2    blow out, douse, extinguish, quench, smother, snuff out, stamp out  
3    bother, discomfit, discommode, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, disturb, embarrass, impose upon, incommode, inconvenience, put on the spot, take the wind out of someone's sails, trouble, upset  
4    bring out, broadcast, circulate, issue, make known, make public, publish, release  
put through     
accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry through, conclude, do, effect, execute, manage, pull off, realize  
put up  
1    build, construct, erect, fabricate, raise  
2    accommodate, board, entertain, give one lodging, house, lodge, take in  
3    float, nominate, offer, present, propose, put forward, recommend, submit  
4    advance, give, invest, pay, pledge, provide, supply  
5    put up to      egg on, encourage, goad, incite, instigate, prompt, put the idea into one's head, urge  
6    put up with        (informal)   abide, bear, brook, endure, hack     (slang)   lump     (informal)   pocket, stand, stand for, stomach, suffer, swallow, take, tolerate  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    demolish, destroy, flatten, knock down, level, pull down, raze, tear down  
6    not stand for, object to, oppose, protest against, reject, take exception to  
put-upon     
abused, beset, exploited, harried, imposed upon, inconvenienced, overworked, put-out, saddled, taken advantage of, taken for a fool, taken for granted, troubled  

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put

  
  ( puts    3rd person present)   ( putting    present participle  )
The form put is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.     
Put is used in a large number of expressions which are explained under other words in this dictionary. For example, the expression to put someone in the picture is explained at picture.     
1       verb   When you put something in a particular place or position, you move it into that place or position.  
Leaphorn put the photograph on the desk...      V n prep/adv  
She hesitated, then put her hand on Grace's arm...      V n prep/adv  
Mishka put down a heavy shopping bag.      V n with adv  
2       verb   If you put someone somewhere, you cause them to go there and to stay there for a period of time.  
Rather than put him in the hospital, she had been caring for him at home...      V n prep/adv  
I'd put the children to bed.      V n prep/adv  
3       verb   To put someone or something in a particular state or situation means to cause them to be in that state or situation.  
This is going to put them out of business...      V n prep/adv  
He was putting himself at risk...      V n prep/adv  
My doctor put me in touch with a psychiatrist...      V n prep/adv  
4       verb   To put something on people or things means to cause them to have it, or to cause them to be affected by it.   (=place)  
The ruling will put extra pressure on health authorities to change working practices and shorten hours...      V n on n  
They will also force schools to put more emphasis on teaching basic subjects.      V n on n  
5       verb   If you put your trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something, you trust them or have faith or confidence in them.   (=place)  
How much faith should we put in anti-ageing products?      V n in n  
6       verb   If you put time, strength, or energy into an activity, you use it in doing that activity.  
Eleanor did not put much energy into the discussion.      V n into n/-ing  
7       verb   If you put money into a business or project, you invest money in it.  
Investors should consider putting some money into an annuity...      V n into n  
8       verb   When you put an idea or remark in a particular way, you express it in that way. You can use expressions like to put it simply and to put it bluntly before saying something when you want to explain how you are going to express it.  
I had already met Pete a couple of times through<endash>how should I put it<endash>friends in low places...      V it adv/prep  
He doesn't, to put it very bluntly, give a damn about the woman or the baby...      V it adv/prep  
He admitted the security forces might have made some mistakes, as he put it...      V it  
You can't put that sort of fear into words.      V n into n  
9       verb   When you put a questionto someone, you ask them the question.  
Is this fair? Well, I put that question today to Deputy Counsel Craig Gillen...      V n to n  
He thinks that some workers may be afraid to put questions publicly.      V n adv  
10       verb   If you put a case, opinion, or proposal, you explain it and list the reasons why you support or believe it.   (=present)  
He always put his point of view with clarity and with courage...      V n  
He put the case to the Saudi Foreign Minister...      V n to n  
11       verb   If you put something at a particular value or in a particular category, you consider that it has that value or that it belongs in that category.  
I would put her age at about 50 or so...      V n at amount  
All the more technically advanced countries put a high value on science...      V n on n  
It is not easy to put the guilty and innocent into clear-cut categories.      V n into n  
12       verb   If you put written information somewhere, you write, type, or print it there.  
Mary's family were so pleased that they put an announcement in the local paper to thank them...      V n prep/adv  
He crossed out `Screenplay' and put `Written by' instead.      V n  
13    If you put it to someone that something is true, you suggest that it is true, especially when you think that they will be unwilling to admit this.  
to put it to sb that      phrase   V inflects  
But I put it to you that they're useless...     
14    If you say that something is bigger or better than several other things put together, you mean that it is bigger or has more good qualities than all of those other things if they are added together.  
put together      phrase   n PHR  
London has more pubs and clubs than the rest of the country put together.      put about      phrasal verb  
The forms put around and put round are also used in British English.      If you put something about, you tell it to people that you meet and cause it to become well-known.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
Moderates are putting it about that people shouldn't take the things said at the Republican Convention too seriously...      V it P that  
The King had been putting about lurid rumours for months.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P   put across   , put over      phrasal verb   When you put something across or put it over, you succeed in describing or explaining it to someone.   (=get across)  
He has taken out a half-page advertisement in his local paper to put his point across...      V n P  
This is actually a very entertaining book putting over serious health messages...      V P n (not pron)   put around  
    put about   put aside  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something aside, you keep it to be dealt with or used at a later time.  
She took up a slice of bread, broke it nervously, then put it aside...      V n P  
Encourage children to put aside some of their pocket-money to buy Christmas presents.      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put a feeling or disagreement aside, you forget about it or ignore it in order to solve a problem or argument.   (=forget about)  
We should put aside our differences and discuss the things we have in common...      V P n (not pron)  
We admitted that the attraction was there, but decided that we would put the feelings aside.      V n P   put away  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something away, you put it into the place where it is normally kept when it is not being used, for example in a drawer.  
She finished putting the milk away and turned around...      V n P  
`Yes, Mum,' replied Cheryl as she slowly put away her doll...      V P n (not pron)  
Her bed was crisply made, her clothes put away.      V-ed P  
2       phrasal verb   If someone is put away, they are sent to prison or to a mental hospital for a long time.  
INFORMAL   He's an animal! He should be put away...      be V-ed P  
His testimony could put Drago away for life.      V n P   put back      phrasal verb   To put something back means to delay it or arrange for it to happen later than you previously planned.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=delay)  
There are always new projects which seem to put the reunion back further...      V n P  
News conferences due to be held by both men have been put back.      be V-ed P, Also V P n (not pron)   put down  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something down somewhere, you write or type it there.  
Never put anything down on paper which might be used in evidence against you at a later date...      V n P in/on n  
We've put down on our staff development plan for this year that we would like some technology courses...      V P that  
I had prepared for the meeting by putting down what I wanted from them.      V P wh, Also V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put down some money, you pay part of the price of something, and will pay the rest later.  
He bought an investment property for $100,000 and put down $20,000...      V P n (not pron)  
He's got to put cash down.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   When soldiers, police, or the government put down a riot or rebellion, they stop it by using force.  
Soldiers went in to put down a rebellion.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
4       phrasal verb   If someone puts you down, they treat you in an unpleasant way by criticizing you in front of other people or making you appear foolish.  
I know that I do put people down occasionally...      V n P  
Racist jokes come from wanting to put down other kinds of people we feel threatened by.      V P n (not pron)  
    put-down  
5       phrasal verb   When an animal is put down, it is killed because it is dangerous or very ill.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
Magistrates ordered his dog Samson to be put down immediately...      be V-ed P  
They think that any legislation that involved putting down dogs was wrong.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P   put down to      phrasal verb   If you put something down to a particular thing, you believe that it is caused by that thing.  
You may be a sceptic and put it down to life's inequalities.      V n P P n   put forward      phrasal verb   If you put forward a plan, proposal, or name, you suggest that it should be considered for a particular purpose or job.   (=submit)     (Antonym: withdraw)    He has put forward new peace proposals...      V P n (not pron)  
I rang the Colonel and asked him to put my name forward for the vacancy in Zurich.      V n P for n, Also V n P   put in  
1       phrasal verb   If you put in an amount of time or effort doing something, you spend that time or effort doing it.  
They've put in time and effort to keep the strike going...      V P n (not pron)  
If we don't put money in we will lose our investment.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you put in a request or put in for something, you formally request or apply for that thing.  
The ministry ordered 113 of these and later put in a request for 21 more...      V P n (not pron)  
I decided to put in for a job as deputy secretary.      V P for n  
3       phrasal verb   If you put in a remark, you interrupt someone or add to what they have said with the remark.  
`He was a lawyer before that,' Mary Ann put in...      V P with quote  
4       phrasal verb   When a ship puts in or puts into a port, it goes into the port for a short stop.  
It's due to put in at Aden and some other ports before arriving in Basra...      V P adv/prep   put off  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something off, you delay doing it.   (=postpone)  
Women who put off having a baby often make the best mothers...      V P -ing/n (not pron)  
The Association has put the event off until October.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you put someone off, you make them wait for something that they want.  
The old priest tried to put them off, saying that the hour was late.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If something puts you off something, it makes you dislike it, or decide not to do or have it.  
The high divorce figures don't seem to be putting people off marriage...      V n P n/-ing  
His personal habits put them off...      V n P  
The country's worsening reputation does not seem to be putting off the tourists...      V P n (not pron)  
We tried to visit the Abbey but were put off by the queues.      be V-ed P  
4       phrasal verb   If someone or something puts you off, they take your attention from what you are trying to do and make it more difficult for you to do it.   (=distract)  
She asked me to be serious<endash>said it put her off if I laughed...      V n P  
It put her off revising for her exams.      V n P n/-ing   put on  
1       phrasal verb   When you put on clothing or make-up, you place it on your body in order to wear it.,   (Antonym: take off)    She put on her coat and went out...      V P n (not pron)  
I haven't even put any lipstick on.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   When people put on a show, exhibition, or service, they perform it or organize it.  
The band are hoping to put on a UK show before the end of the year...      V P n (not pron)  
We put it on and everybody said `Oh it's a brilliant production'.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If someone puts on weight, they become heavier.   (=gain)     (Antonym: lose)    I can eat what I want but I never put on weight...      V P n (not pron)  
Luther's put on three stone.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
4       phrasal verb   If you put on a piece of equipment or a device, you make it start working, for example by pressing a switch or turning a knob.  
I put the radio on...      V n P  
I put on the light by the bed.      V P n (not pron)  
5       phrasal verb   If you put a record, tape, or CD on, you place it in a record, tape, or CD player and listen to it.,   (Antonym: take off)    She poured them drinks, and put a record on loud...      V n P  
Let's go into the study and put on some music.      V P n (not pron)  
6       phrasal verb   If you put something on, you begin to cook or heat it.  
She immediately put the kettle on...      V n P  
Put some rice on now...      V n P  
Put on a pan of water to simmer and gently poach the eggs.      V P n (not pron)  
7       phrasal verb   If you put a sum of money on something, you make a bet about it. For example, if you put £10 on a racehorse, you bet £10 that it will win.  
They each put £20 on Matthew scoring the first goal...      V n P n/-ing  
I'll put a bet on for you.      V n P, Also V P n (not pron)  
8       phrasal verb   To put a particular amount on the cost or value of something means to add that amount to it.,   (Antonym: take off)    The proposal could put 3p on a loaf of bread.      V n P n  
9       phrasal verb   If you put on a way of behaving, you behave in a way that is not natural to you or that does not express your real feelings.  
Stop putting on an act and be yourself...      V P n (not pron)  
It was hard to believe she was ill, she was putting it on.      V it P, Also V n P   put out  
1       phrasal verb   If you put out an announcement or story, you make it known to a lot of people.  
The French news agency put out a statement from the Trade Minister.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you put out a fire, candle, or cigarette, you make it stop burning.   (=extinguish)  
Firemen tried to free the injured and put out the blaze...      V P n (not pron)  
He lit a half-cigarette and almost immediately put it out again.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If you put out an electric light, you make it stop shining by pressing a switch.   (=turn out)     (Antonym: turn on)    He crossed to the bedside table and put out the light.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
4       phrasal verb   If you put out things that will be needed, you place them somewhere ready to be used.  
Paula had put out her luggage for the coach...      V P n (not pron)  
I slowly unpacked the teapot and put it out on the table.      V n P  
5       phrasal verb   If you put out your hand, you move it forward, away from your body.   (=stretch out, extend)  
He put out his hand to Alfred...      V P n (not pron)  
She put her hand out and tried to touch her mother's arm.      V n P  
6       phrasal verb   If you put someone out, you cause them trouble because they have to do something for you.  
I've always put myself out for others and I'm not doing it any more.      V n P  
7       phrasal verb   In a sporting competition, to put out a player or team means to defeat them so that they are no longer in the competition.   (=knock out)  
Another Spaniard, Emilio Sanchez, put out Jens Woehrmann in three sets.      V P n (not pron)  
...the debatable goal that put Villa out of the UEFA Cup in Milan.      V n P of n, Also V n P  
8   
    put out   put over  
    put across   put round  
    put about   put through  
1       phrasal verb   When someone puts through someone who is making a telephone call, they make the connection that allows the telephone call to take place.   (=connect)  
The operator will put you through...      V n P  
He asked to be put through to Charley Lunn.      be V-ed P to n, Also V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If someone puts you through an unpleasant experience, they make you experience it.  
She wouldn't want to put them through the ordeal of a huge ceremony...      V n P n   put together  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something together, you join its different parts to each other so that it can be used.   (=assemble)  
He took it apart brick by brick, and put it back together again...      V n P  
The factories no longer relied upon a mechanic to put together looms within the plant.      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put together a group of people or things, you form them into a team or collection.  
It will be able to put together a governing coalition...      V P n (not pron)  
He is trying to put a team together for next season.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If you put together an agreement, plan, or product, you design and create it.  
We wouldn't have time to put together an agreement...      V P n (not pron)  
We got to work on putting the book together.      V n P  
    put 14   put up  
1       phrasal verb   If people put up a wall, building, tent, or other structure, they construct it so that it is upright.,   (Antonym: take down)    Protesters have been putting up barricades across a number of major intersections...      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put up a poster or notice, you fix it to a wall or board.,   (Antonym: take down)    They're putting new street signs up...      V n P  
The teacher training college put up a plaque to the college's founder.      V P n (not pron)  
3       phrasal verb   To put up resistance to something means to resist it.  
In the end the Kurds surrendered without putting up any resistance...      V P n  
He'd put up a real fight to keep you there...      V P n  
4       phrasal verb   If you put up money for something, you provide the money that is needed to pay for it.   (=provide)  
The state agreed to put up $69,000 to start his company...      V P n (not pron)  
The merchant banks raise capital for industry. They don't actually put it up themselves.      V n P  
5       phrasal verb   To put up the price of something means to cause it to increase.   (=raise, increase)  
Their friends suggested they should put up their prices...      V P n (not pron)  
They know he would put their taxes up.      V n P  
6       phrasal verb   If a person or hotel puts you up or if you put up somewhere, you stay there for one or more nights.  
I wanted to know if she could put me up for a few days...      V n P  
He decided that he would drive back to town instead of putting up for the night at the hotel.      V P prep  
7       phrasal verb   If a political party puts up a candidate in an election or if the candidate puts up, the candidate takes part in the election.  
The new party is putting up 15 candidates for 22 seats...      V P n (not pron)  
He put up as a candidate.      V P as n   put up for      phrasal verb   If you put something up for sale or auction, for example, you make it available to be sold or auctioned.  
The old flower and fruit market has been put up for sale...      V n P P n  
She put up her daughter for adoption in 1967.      V P n P n   put up to      phrasal verb   If you put someone up to something wrong or foolish or something which they would not normally do, you suggest that they do it and you encourage them to do it.  
How do you know he asked me out? You put him up to it.      V n P P n   put up with      phrasal verb   If you put up with something, you tolerate or accept it, even though you find it unpleasant or unsatisfactory.  
They had put up with behaviour from their son which they would not have tolerated from anyone else.      V P P n  


put-down        ( put-downs    plural  ) , put down   A put-down is something that you say or do to criticize someone or make them appear foolish.  
INFORMAL      n-count  
I see the term as a put-down of women...     
put out     
If you feel put out, you feel rather annoyed or upset.      adj   v-link ADJ  
I did not blame him for feeling put out...     
put-upon      , put upon  
If you are put-upon, you are treated badly by someone who takes advantage of your willingness to help them.  
INFORMAL      adj  
Volunteers from all walks of life are feeling put upon.     
shot put     
In athletics, theshot put is a competition in which people throw a heavy metal ball as far as possible.      n-sing   usu the N  
  shot putter     ( shot putters    plural)    n-count  
...Canadian shot-putter Georgette Reed.     

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put     ( puts    3rd person present)   ( putting    present participle  )
The form put is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.     
Put is used in a large number of expressions which are explained under other words in this dictionary. For example, the expression to put someone in the picture is explained at picture.     
1       verb   When you put something in a particular place or position, you move it into that place or position.  
Leaphorn put the photograph on the desk...      V n prep/adv  
She hesitated, then put her hand on Grace's arm...      V n prep/adv  
Mishka put down a heavy shopping bag.      V n with adv  
2       verb   If you put someone somewhere, you cause them to go there and to stay there for a period of time.  
Rather than put him in the hospital, she had been caring for him at home...      V n prep/adv  
I'd put the children to bed.      V n prep/adv  
3       verb   To put someone or something in a particular state or situation means to cause them to be in that state or situation.  
This is going to put them out of business...      V n prep/adv  
He was putting himself at risk...      V n prep/adv  
My doctor put me in touch with a psychiatrist...      V n prep/adv  
4       verb   To put something on people or things means to cause them to have it, or to cause them to be affected by it.   (=place)  
The ruling will put extra pressure on health authorities to change working practices and shorten hours...      V n on n  
They will also force schools to put more emphasis on teaching basic subjects.      V n on n  
5       verb   If you put your trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something, you trust them or have faith or confidence in them.   (=place)  
How much faith should we put in anti-ageing products?      V n in n  
6       verb   If you put time, strength, or energy into an activity, you use it in doing that activity.  
Eleanor did not put much energy into the discussion.      V n into n/-ing  
7       verb   If you put money into a business or project, you invest money in it.  
Investors should consider putting some money into an annuity...      V n into n  
8       verb   When you put an idea or remark in a particular way, you express it in that way. You can use expressions like to put it simply and to put it bluntly before saying something when you want to explain how you are going to express it.  
I had already met Pete a couple of times through<endash>how should I put it<endash>friends in low places...      V it adv/prep  
He doesn't, to put it very bluntly, give a damn about the woman or the baby...      V it adv/prep  
He admitted the security forces might have made some mistakes, as he put it...      V it  
You can't put that sort of fear into words.      V n into n  
9       verb   When you put a questionto someone, you ask them the question.  
Is this fair? Well, I put that question today to Deputy Counsel Craig Gillen...      V n to n  
He thinks that some workers may be afraid to put questions publicly.      V n adv  
10       verb   If you put a case, opinion, or proposal, you explain it and list the reasons why you support or believe it.   (=present)  
He always put his point of view with clarity and with courage...      V n  
He put the case to the Saudi Foreign Minister...      V n to n  
11       verb   If you put something at a particular value or in a particular category, you consider that it has that value or that it belongs in that category.  
I would put her age at about 50 or so...      V n at amount  
All the more technically advanced countries put a high value on science...      V n on n  
It is not easy to put the guilty and innocent into clear-cut categories.      V n into n  
12       verb   If you put written information somewhere, you write, type, or print it there.  
Mary's family were so pleased that they put an announcement in the local paper to thank them...      V n prep/adv  
He crossed out `Screenplay' and put `Written by' instead.      V n  
13    If you put it to someone that something is true, you suggest that it is true, especially when you think that they will be unwilling to admit this.  
to put it to sb that      phrase   V inflects  
But I put it to you that they're useless...     
14    If you say that something is bigger or better than several other things put together, you mean that it is bigger or has more good qualities than all of those other things if they are added together.  
put together      phrase   n PHR  
London has more pubs and clubs than the rest of the country put together.      put about      phrasal verb  
The forms put around and put round are also used in British English.      If you put something about, you tell it to people that you meet and cause it to become well-known.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
Moderates are putting it about that people shouldn't take the things said at the Republican Convention too seriously...      V it P that  
The King had been putting about lurid rumours for months.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P   put across   , put over      phrasal verb   When you put something across or put it over, you succeed in describing or explaining it to someone.   (=get across)  
He has taken out a half-page advertisement in his local paper to put his point across...      V n P  
This is actually a very entertaining book putting over serious health messages...      V P n (not pron)   put around  
    put about   put aside  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something aside, you keep it to be dealt with or used at a later time.  
She took up a slice of bread, broke it nervously, then put it aside...      V n P  
Encourage children to put aside some of their pocket-money to buy Christmas presents.      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put a feeling or disagreement aside, you forget about it or ignore it in order to solve a problem or argument.   (=forget about)  
We should put aside our differences and discuss the things we have in common...      V P n (not pron)  
We admitted that the attraction was there, but decided that we would put the feelings aside.      V n P   put away  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something away, you put it into the place where it is normally kept when it is not being used, for example in a drawer.  
She finished putting the milk away and turned around...      V n P  
`Yes, Mum,' replied Cheryl as she slowly put away her doll...      V P n (not pron)  
Her bed was crisply made, her clothes put away.      V-ed P  
2       phrasal verb   If someone is put away, they are sent to prison or to a mental hospital for a long time.  
INFORMAL   He's an animal! He should be put away...      be V-ed P  
His testimony could put Drago away for life.      V n P   put back      phrasal verb   To put something back means to delay it or arrange for it to happen later than you previously planned.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=delay)  
There are always new projects which seem to put the reunion back further...      V n P  
News conferences due to be held by both men have been put back.      be V-ed P, Also V P n (not pron)   put down  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something down somewhere, you write or type it there.  
Never put anything down on paper which might be used in evidence against you at a later date...      V n P in/on n  
We've put down on our staff development plan for this year that we would like some technology courses...      V P that  
I had prepared for the meeting by putting down what I wanted from them.      V P wh, Also V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put down some money, you pay part of the price of something, and will pay the rest later.  
He bought an investment property for $100,000 and put down $20,000...      V P n (not pron)  
He's got to put cash down.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   When soldiers, police, or the government put down a riot or rebellion, they stop it by using force.  
Soldiers went in to put down a rebellion.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
4       phrasal verb   If someone puts you down, they treat you in an unpleasant way by criticizing you in front of other people or making you appear foolish.  
I know that I do put people down occasionally...      V n P  
Racist jokes come from wanting to put down other kinds of people we feel threatened by.      V P n (not pron)  
    put-down  
5       phrasal verb   When an animal is put down, it is killed because it is dangerous or very ill.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
Magistrates ordered his dog Samson to be put down immediately...      be V-ed P  
They think that any legislation that involved putting down dogs was wrong.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P   put down to      phrasal verb   If you put something down to a particular thing, you believe that it is caused by that thing.  
You may be a sceptic and put it down to life's inequalities.      V n P P n   put forward      phrasal verb   If you put forward a plan, proposal, or name, you suggest that it should be considered for a particular purpose or job.   (=submit)     (Antonym: withdraw)    He has put forward new peace proposals...      V P n (not pron)  
I rang the Colonel and asked him to put my name forward for the vacancy in Zurich.      V n P for n, Also V n P   put in  
1       phrasal verb   If you put in an amount of time or effort doing something, you spend that time or effort doing it.  
They've put in time and effort to keep the strike going...      V P n (not pron)  
If we don't put money in we will lose our investment.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you put in a request or put in for something, you formally request or apply for that thing.  
The ministry ordered 113 of these and later put in a request for 21 more...      V P n (not pron)  
I decided to put in for a job as deputy secretary.      V P for n  
3       phrasal verb   If you put in a remark, you interrupt someone or add to what they have said with the remark.  
`He was a lawyer before that,' Mary Ann put in...      V P with quote  
4       phrasal verb   When a ship puts in or puts into a port, it goes into the port for a short stop.  
It's due to put in at Aden and some other ports before arriving in Basra...      V P adv/prep   put off  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something off, you delay doing it.   (=postpone)  
Women who put off having a baby often make the best mothers...      V P -ing/n (not pron)  
The Association has put the event off until October.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you put someone off, you make them wait for something that they want.  
The old priest tried to put them off, saying that the hour was late.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If something puts you off something, it makes you dislike it, or decide not to do or have it.  
The high divorce figures don't seem to be putting people off marriage...      V n P n/-ing  
His personal habits put them off...      V n P  
The country's worsening reputation does not seem to be putting off the tourists...      V P n (not pron)  
We tried to visit the Abbey but were put off by the queues.      be V-ed P  
4       phrasal verb   If someone or something puts you off, they take your attention from what you are trying to do and make it more difficult for you to do it.   (=distract)  
She asked me to be serious<endash>said it put her off if I laughed...      V n P  
It put her off revising for her exams.      V n P n/-ing   put on  
1       phrasal verb   When you put on clothing or make-up, you place it on your body in order to wear it.,   (Antonym: take off)    She put on her coat and went out...      V P n (not pron)  
I haven't even put any lipstick on.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   When people put on a show, exhibition, or service, they perform it or organize it.  
The band are hoping to put on a UK show before the end of the year...      V P n (not pron)  
We put it on and everybody said `Oh it's a brilliant production'.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If someone puts on weight, they become heavier.   (=gain)     (Antonym: lose)    I can eat what I want but I never put on weight...      V P n (not pron)  
Luther's put on three stone.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
4       phrasal verb   If you put on a piece of equipment or a device, you make it start working, for example by pressing a switch or turning a knob.  
I put the radio on...      V n P  
I put on the light by the bed.      V P n (not pron)  
5       phrasal verb   If you put a record, tape, or CD on, you place it in a record, tape, or CD player and listen to it.,   (Antonym: take off)    She poured them drinks, and put a record on loud...      V n P  
Let's go into the study and put on some music.      V P n (not pron)  
6       phrasal verb   If you put something on, you begin to cook or heat it.  
She immediately put the kettle on...      V n P  
Put some rice on now...      V n P  
Put on a pan of water to simmer and gently poach the eggs.      V P n (not pron)  
7       phrasal verb   If you put a sum of money on something, you make a bet about it. For example, if you put £10 on a racehorse, you bet £10 that it will win.  
They each put £20 on Matthew scoring the first goal...      V n P n/-ing  
I'll put a bet on for you.      V n P, Also V P n (not pron)  
8       phrasal verb   To put a particular amount on the cost or value of something means to add that amount to it.,   (Antonym: take off)    The proposal could put 3p on a loaf of bread.      V n P n  
9       phrasal verb   If you put on a way of behaving, you behave in a way that is not natural to you or that does not express your real feelings.  
Stop putting on an act and be yourself...      V P n (not pron)  
It was hard to believe she was ill, she was putting it on.      V it P, Also V n P   put out  
1       phrasal verb   If you put out an announcement or story, you make it known to a lot of people.  
The French news agency put out a statement from the Trade Minister.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you put out a fire, candle, or cigarette, you make it stop burning.   (=extinguish)  
Firemen tried to free the injured and put out the blaze...      V P n (not pron)  
He lit a half-cigarette and almost immediately put it out again.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If you put out an electric light, you make it stop shining by pressing a switch.   (=turn out)     (Antonym: turn on)    He crossed to the bedside table and put out the light.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
4       phrasal verb   If you put out things that will be needed, you place them somewhere ready to be used.  
Paula had put out her luggage for the coach...      V P n (not pron)  
I slowly unpacked the teapot and put it out on the table.      V n P  
5       phrasal verb   If you put out your hand, you move it forward, away from your body.   (=stretch out, extend)  
He put out his hand to Alfred...      V P n (not pron)  
She put her hand out and tried to touch her mother's arm.      V n P  
6       phrasal verb   If you put someone out, you cause them trouble because they have to do something for you.  
I've always put myself out for others and I'm not doing it any more.      V n P  
7       phrasal verb   In a sporting competition, to put out a player or team means to defeat them so that they are no longer in the competition.   (=knock out)  
Another Spaniard, Emilio Sanchez, put out Jens Woehrmann in three sets.      V P n (not pron)  
...the debatable goal that put Villa out of the UEFA Cup in Milan.      V n P of n, Also V n P  
8   
    put out   put over  
    put across   put round  
    put about   put through  
1       phrasal verb   When someone puts through someone who is making a telephone call, they make the connection that allows the telephone call to take place.   (=connect)  
The operator will put you through...      V n P  
He asked to be put through to Charley Lunn.      be V-ed P to n, Also V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If someone puts you through an unpleasant experience, they make you experience it.  
She wouldn't want to put them through the ordeal of a huge ceremony...      V n P n   put together  
1       phrasal verb   If you put something together, you join its different parts to each other so that it can be used.   (=assemble)  
He took it apart brick by brick, and put it back together again...      V n P  
The factories no longer relied upon a mechanic to put together looms within the plant.      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put together a group of people or things, you form them into a team or collection.  
It will be able to put together a governing coalition...      V P n (not pron)  
He is trying to put a team together for next season.      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If you put together an agreement, plan, or product, you design and create it.  
We wouldn't have time to put together an agreement...      V P n (not pron)  
We got to work on putting the book together.      V n P  
    put 14   put up  
1       phrasal verb   If people put up a wall, building, tent, or other structure, they construct it so that it is upright.,   (Antonym: take down)    Protesters have been putting up barricades across a number of major intersections...      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If you put up a poster or notice, you fix it to a wall or board.,   (Antonym: take down)    They're putting new street signs up...      V n P  
The teacher training college put up a plaque to the college's founder.      V P n (not pron)  
3       phrasal verb   To put up resistance to something means to resist it.  
In the end the Kurds surrendered without putting up any resistance...      V P n  
He'd put up a real fight to keep you there...      V P n  
4       phrasal verb   If you put up money for something, you provide the money that is needed to pay for it.   (=provide)  
The state agreed to put up $69,000 to start his company...      V P n (not pron)  
The merchant banks raise capital for industry. They don't actually put it up themselves.      V n P  
5       phrasal verb   To put up the price of something means to cause it to increase.   (=raise, increase)  
Their friends suggested they should put up their prices...      V P n (not pron)  
They know he would put their taxes up.      V n P  
6       phrasal verb   If a person or hotel puts you up or if you put up somewhere, you stay there for one or more nights.  
I wanted to know if she could put me up for a few days...      V n P  
He decided that he would drive back to town instead of putting up for the night at the hotel.      V P prep  
7       phrasal verb   If a political party puts up a candidate in an election or if the candidate puts up, the candidate takes part in the election.  
The new party is putting up 15 candidates for 22 seats...      V P n (not pron)  
He put up as a candidate.      V P as n   put up for      phrasal verb   If you put something up for sale or auction, for example, you make it available to be sold or auctioned.  
The old flower and fruit market has been put up for sale...      V n P P n  
She put up her daughter for adoption in 1967.      V P n P n   put up to      phrasal verb   If you put someone up to something wrong or foolish or something which they would not normally do, you suggest that they do it and you encourage them to do it.  
How do you know he asked me out? You put him up to it.      V n P P n   put up with      phrasal verb   If you put up with something, you tolerate or accept it, even though you find it unpleasant or unsatisfactory.  
They had put up with behaviour from their son which they would not have tolerated from anyone else.      V P P n  


put-down        ( put-downs    plural  ) , put down   A put-down is something that you say or do to criticize someone or make them appear foolish.  
INFORMAL      n-count  
I see the term as a put-down of women...     
put out     
If you feel put out, you feel rather annoyed or upset.      adj   v-link ADJ  
I did not blame him for feeling put out...     
put-upon      , put upon  
If you are put-upon, you are treated badly by someone who takes advantage of your willingness to help them.  
INFORMAL      adj  
Volunteers from all walks of life are feeling put upon.     
shot put     
In athletics, theshot put is a competition in which people throw a heavy metal ball as far as possible.      n-sing   usu the N  
  shot putter     ( shot putters    plural)    n-count  
...Canadian shot-putter Georgette Reed.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
id.
put a stop to something
exp.
faire des avances à qn.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
adv.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust
exp.
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