Meaning of PUT in English


■ verb ( ~s , ~ting ; past and past participle ~ )

1》 move to or place in a particular position.

2》 bring into a particular state or condition: they tried to ~ me at ease.

↘express in a particular way: to ~ it bluntly, he was not really divorced.

3》 ( ~ something on/on to ) cause to carry or be subject to something: commentators ~ the blame on Congress.

↘assign a particular value, figure, or limit to.

4》 (of a ship) proceed in a particular direction: the boat ~ out to sea.

5》 throw (a shot or weight) as an athletic sport.

■ noun a throw of the shot or weight.


~ someone's eyes out blind someone in a violent way.

~ one's hands together applaud.

~ one's hands up raise one's hands in surrender.

~ one over on informal deceive (someone) into accepting something false.

~ up or shut up informal justify oneself or remain silent.

Phrasal verbs

~ about Nautical (of a ship) turn on the opposite tack.

~ someone about chiefly Scottish & N. English upset or trouble someone.

~ something about Brit. spread information or rumours.

~ something aside (or by ) save money for future use.

~ someone away informal confine someone in a prison or psychiatric hospital.

~ something away

1》 save money for future use.

2》 informal consume food or drink in large quantities.

~ someone down informal criticize someone.

~ something down

1》 suppress a rebellion or riot by force.

2》 kill an animal because it is sick, injured, or old.

3》 pay a specified sum as a deposit.

4》 preserve or store food or wine for future use.

~ something down to attribute something to.

~ someone off

1》 cancel or postpone an appointment with someone.

2》 cause someone to feel dislike or lose enthusiasm.

3》 distract someone.

~ something off postpone something.

~ someone on informal try to make someone believe something that is untrue.

~ something on

1》 place a garment on part of one's body.

2》 present or provide a play, service, etc.

3》 become heavier by a specified amount.

4》 assume a particular expression, accent, etc.

~ someone on to draw someone's attention to.

~ out N. Amer. informal agree to have sex with someone.

~ someone out inconvenience, upset, or annoy someone.

~ something out

1》 dislocate a joint.

2》 (of an engine or motor) produce a particular amount of power.

~ something over N. Amer. postpone something.

~ someone through

1》 subject someone to a gruelling or unpleasant experience.

2》 connect someone by telephone to another person or place.

3》 pay for one's child to attend school or college.

~ something to

1》 submit something to (someone) for consideration.

↘( ~ it to ) make a statement or allegation to (someone) and challenge them to deny it.

2》 couple an animal with (another of the opposite sex) for breeding.

~ someone up

1》 accommodate someone temporarily.

2》 propose someone for election or adoption.

~ something up

1》 present something for discussion or consideration.

2》 publish banns.

3》 provide money as backing for an enterprise.

4》 offer something for sale or auction.

5》 offer a specified degree of resistance or skill in a fight or contest.

6》 cause game to rise from cover.

7》 archaic return a sword to its sheath.

be ~ upon informal be taken advantage of.

~ someone up to informal encourage someone to do (something wrong or unwise).

~ up with tolerate; endure.


OE, of unknown origin; cf. dialect pote 'to push, thrust' (an early sense of ~ ).

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