Put - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pʊt|  American pronunciation of the word put
Brit.  |pʊt|  British pronunciation of the word put
irregular verb:  p.t. — put  p.p. — put


- the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date


- put into a certain place or abstract location (syn: lay, place, pose, position, set)
- cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation
That song put me in awful good humor
put your ideas in writing
- formulate in a particular style or language (syn: cast, couch, frame, redact)
I wouldn't put it that way
- attribute or give (syn: assign)
She put too much emphasis on her the last statement
He put all his efforts into this job
The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story
- make an investment (syn: commit, invest, place)
- estimate (syn: place, set)
We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.
- cause (someone) to undergo something
He put her to the torture
- adapt
put these words to music
- arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events (syn: arrange, order, set up)
I put these memories with those of bygone times

Extra examples

Put the car in the garage.

I put the keys on the table.

He put his arms around her and held her tight.

He fell and accidentally put his hand through a window.

The illness put her in the hospital for three days.

They put her in prison for forgery.

Her parents decided to put her in a special school for deaf children.

If she drove 55 mph for 20 minutes, that would put her about halfway there by now.

Don't forget to put your signature on the check.

He put his phone number on a napkin.

Please put your toys away.

Put the book back where you found it.

He put his heavy bag down on the ground.

He put his money into land.

It's time he was put to school.

Phrasal verbs

put across  — transmit information
put aside  — stop using
put away  — place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
put back  — put something back where it belongs
put down  — cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

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Word forms

I/you/we/they: put
he/she/it: puts
present participle: putting
past tense: put
past participle: put
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