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Idioms for put

Origin of put

First recorded before 1000; Middle English put(t)en “to push, thrust, put,” Old English putian (attested only in verbal noun putung “an impelling, inciting”); akin to pytan, potian “to push, goad,” cognate with Old Norse pota “to thrust, poke”

synonym study for put

1. Put, place, lay, set mean to bring or take an object (or cause it to go) to a certain location or position, there to leave it. Put is the general word: to put the dishes on the table; to put one's hair up. Place is a more formal word, suggesting precision of movement or definiteness of location: He placed his hand on the Bible. Lay, meaning originally to cause to lie, and set, meaning originally to cause to sit, are used particularly to stress the position in which an object is put: lay usually suggests putting an object rather carefully into a horizontal position: to lay a pattern out on the floor. Set usually means to place upright: to set a child on a horse.

OTHER WORDS FROM put

well-put, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH put

put , putt
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British Dictionary definitions for put

put
/ (pʊt) /

verb puts, putting or put (mainly tr)

noun

a throw or cast, esp in putting the shot
Also called: put option stock exchange an option to sell a stated amount of securities at a specified price during a specified limited periodCompare call (def. 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

Word Origin for put

C12 puten to push; related to Old English potian to push, Norwegian, Icelandic pota to poke
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Idioms and Phrases with put

put

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