Idioms for put

Origin of put

before 1000; Middle English put(t)en to push, thrust, put, Old English *putian (as verbal noun putung an impelling, inciting); akin to pytan, potian to push, goad, cognate with Old Norse pota to thrust, poke

OTHER WORDS FROM put

well-put, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH put

put putt

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for put in (1 of 2)

put in

verb (adverb)

noun put-in

rugby the act of throwing the ball into a scrum

British Dictionary definitions for put in (2 of 2)

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)

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 in (1 of 2)

put in

1

Make a formal offer of, as in a court of law. For example, He put in a plea of not guilty. [Mid-1400s]

2

Interpose, interject; see put in a good word; put one's oar in.

3

Spend time at a location or job, as in He put in three years at hard labor, or She put in eight hours a day at her desk. [Mid-1800s]

4

Plant, as in We put in thirty new trees. [Early 1800s]

5

Enter a port or harbor, as in The yacht will put in here for the night. [Early 1600s]

6

put in for. Request or apply for something, as in I put in for a raise, or John put in for department supervisor. [c. 1600]

Idioms and Phrases with put in (2 of 2)

put

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