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      vb   , puts, putting, put   mainly tr  
1    to cause to be (in a position or place)  
to put a book on the table     
2    to cause to be (in a state, relation, etc.)  
to put one's things in order     
3    foll by: to   to cause (a person) to experience the endurance or suffering (of)  
to put to death, to put to the sword     
4    to set or commit (to an action, task, or duty), esp. by force  
he put him to work     
5    to render, transform, or translate  
to put into English     
6    to set (words) in a musical form (esp. in the phrase put to music)  
7    foll by: at   to estimate  
he put the distance at fifty miles     
8    foll by: to   to utilize (for the purpose of)  
he put his knowledge to good use     
9    foll by: to   to couple a female animal (with a male) for the purpose of breeding  
the farmer put his heifer to the bull     
10    to state; express  
to put it bluntly     
11    to set or make (an end or limit)  
he put an end to the proceedings     
12    to present for consideration in anticipation of an answer or vote; propose  
he put the question to the committee, I put it to you that one day you will all die     
13    to invest (money) in; give (support) to  
he put five thousand pounds into the project     
14    to impart  
to put zest into a party     
15    to throw or cast  
16    not know where to put oneself   to feel awkward or embarrassed  
17    put paid to   to destroy irrevocably and utterly  
the manager's disfavour put paid to their hopes for promotion     
18    stay put   to refuse to leave; keep one's position  
19    a throw or cast, esp. in putting the shot  
20      (Also called)    put option     (Stock Exchange)   an option to sell a stated amount of securities at a specified price during a specified limited period  
   Compare       call       58     (See also)        put about       put across       put aside       put away       put back       put by       put down       put forth       put forward       put in       put off       put on       put on to       put out       put over       put through       put up       put upon  
     (C12 puten to push; related to Old English potian to push, Norwegian, Icelandic pota to poke)  

put about  
      vb   adv  
1      (Nautical)   to change course or cause to change course  
we put about and headed for home     
2    tr   to make widely known  
he put about the news of the air disaster     
3    tr; usually passive   to disconcert or disturb  
she was quite put about by his appearance     
put across  
      vb   tr  
1    adv   to communicate in a comprehensible way  
he couldn't put things across very well     
2    put one across  
Informal   to get (someone) to accept or believe a claim, excuse, etc., by deception  
they put one across their teacher     
put aside  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to move (an object, etc.) to one side, esp. in rejection  
2    to store up; save  
to put money aside for a rainy day     
3    to ignore or disregard  
let us put aside our differences     
put away  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to return (something) to the correct or proper place  
he put away his books     
2    to save  
to put away money for the future     
3    to lock up in a prison, mental institution, etc.  
they put him away for twenty years     
4    to eat or drink, esp. in large amounts  
5    to put to death, because of old age or illness  
the dog had to be put away     
put back  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to return to its former place  
2    to move to a later time or date  
the wedding was put back a fortnight     
3    to delay or impede the progress of  
the strike put back production severely     
put by  
      vb   tr, adv   to set aside (money, goods, etc.) to be kept for the future; store; save  
put down  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to make a written record of  
2    to repress  
to put down a rebellion     
3    to consider; account  
they put him down for an ignoramus     
4    to attribute  
I put the mistake down to his inexperience     
5    to put to death, because of old age or illness  
the vet put the cat down     
6    to table on the agenda  
the MPs put down a motion on the increase in crime     
7    to put (a baby) to bed  
8    to dismiss, reject, or humiliate  
9    a cruelly crushing remark  
put forth  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to present; propose  
2    (of a plant) to produce or bear (leaves, branches, shoots, etc.)  
put forward  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to propose; suggest  
2    to offer the name of; nominate  
put in  
      vb   adv  
1    intr     (Nautical)   to bring a vessel into port, esp. for a brief stay  
we put in for fresh provisions     
2    often foll by: for   to apply or cause to apply (for a job, in a competition, etc.)  
3    tr   to submit  
he put in his claims form     
4    to intervene with (a remark) during a conversation  
5    tr   to devote (time, effort, etc.) to a task  
he put in three hours overtime last night     
6    tr   to establish or appoint  
he put in a manager     
7    tr     (Cricket)   to cause (a team, esp. the opposing one) to bat  
England won the toss and put the visitors in to bat     
8      (Rugby)   the act of throwing the ball into a scrum  
put off  
1    tr, adv   to postpone or delay  
they have put off the dance until tomorrow     
2    tr, adv   to evade (a person) by postponement or delay  
they tried to put him off, but he came anyway     
3    tr, adv   to confuse; disconcert  
he was put off by her appearance     
4    tr, prep   to cause to lose interest in or enjoyment of  
the accident put him off driving     
5    intr, adv     (Nautical)   to be launched off from shore or from a ship  
we put off in the lifeboat towards the ship     
6    tr, adv  
Archaic   to remove (clothes)  
7      (Chiefly U.S.)   a pretext or delay  
put on  
      vb   tr, mainly adv  
1    to clothe oneself in  
to put on a coat     
2    usually passive   to adopt (an attitude or feeling) insincerely  
his misery was just put on     
3    to present or stage (a play, show, etc.)  
4    to increase or add  
she put on weight, the batsman put on fifty runs before lunch     
5    to cause (an electrical device) to function  
6    also prep   to wager (money) on a horse race, game, etc.  
he put ten pounds on the favourite     
7    also prep   to impose as a burden or levy  
to put a tax on cars     
8      (Cricket)   to cause (a bowler) to bowl  
9    put (someone) on  
a    to connect (a person) by telephone  
b    Slang   to mock or tease  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
10    a hoax or piece of mockery  
11    an affected manner or mode of behaviour  
put on to  
      vb   tr, prep  
1    to connect by telephone  
2    to inform (someone) of (a person's location or activities)  
I'll put the police on to you if you don't stop     
3    to tell (a person) about (someone or something beneficial)  
can you put me on to a cheap supermarket?     
put out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    often passive  
a    to annoy; anger  
b    to confound or disturb; confuse  
2    to extinguish or douse (a fire, light, etc.)  
he put out the fire     
3    to poke forward  
to put out one's tongue     
4    to be or present a source of inconvenience or annoyance to (a person)  
I hope I'm not putting you out     
5    to issue or publish; broadcast  
the authorities put out a leaflet     
6    to render unconscious  
7    to dislocate  
he put out his shoulder in the accident     
8    to show or exert  
the workers put out all their energy in the campaign     
9    to pass, give out (work to be done) at different premises  
10    to lend (money) at interest  
11      (Cricket)   to dismiss (a player or team)  
12      (Baseball)   to cause (a batter or runner) to be out by a fielding play  
13      (Baseball)   a play in which the batter or runner is put out  
put over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    Informal   to communicate (facts, information, etc.) comprehensibly  
he puts his thoughts over badly     
2      (Chiefly U.S.)   to postpone; defer  
the match was put over a week        (Brit. equivalent)    put off  
3    put (a fast) one over on  
Informal   to get (someone) to accept or believe a claim, excuse, etc., by deception  
he put one over on his boss     
1    a light chugging or popping sound, as made by a petrol engine  
2    a vehicle powered by an engine making such a sound  
      vb   , -puts, -putting, -putted  
3    intr   to make or travel along with such a sound  
put through  
      vb   tr, mainly adv  
1    to carry out to a conclusion  
he put through his plan     
2    also prep   to organize the processing of  
she put through his application to join the organization     
3    to connect by telephone  
4    to make (a telephone call)  
put up  
      vb   adv, mainly tr  
1    to build; erect  
to put up a statue     
2    to accommodate or be accommodated at  
can you put me up for tonight?     
3    to increase (prices)  
4    to submit or present (a plan, case, etc.)  
5    to offer  
to put a house up for sale     
6    to provide or supply; give  
to put up a good fight     
7    to provide (money) for; invest in  
they put up five thousand for the new project     
8    to preserve or can (jam, etc.)  
9    to pile up (long hair) on the head in any of several styles  
10    also intr   to nominate or be nominated as a candidate, esp. for a political or society post  
he put his wife up as secretary, he put up for president     
11    Archaic   to return (a weapon) to its holder, as a sword to its sheath  
put up your pistol!     
12    put up to  
a    to inform or instruct (a person) about (tasks, duties, etc.)  
b    to urge or goad (a person) on to; incite to  
13    put up with  
Informal   to endure; tolerate  
14    dishonestly or craftily prearranged or conceived (esp. in the phrase put-up job)  
put upon  
      vb   intr, prep, usually passive  
1    to presume on (a person's generosity, good nature, etc.); take advantage of  
he's always being put upon     
2    to impose hardship on; maltreat  
he was sorely put upon     
shot put  
1    an athletic event in which contestants hurl or put a heavy metal ball or shot as far as possible  
2    a single put of the shot  
  shot-putter      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
abused, beset, exploited, harried, imposed upon, inconvenienced, overworked, put-out, saddled, taken advantage of, taken for a fool, taken for granted, troubled  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

well put together 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.)

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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.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
put a stop to something
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')
An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
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
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.
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
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
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