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put all one's eggs in one basket to risk all one has on a single undertaking.
put aside to save for a future time.
put away to return something to the place where it usually stays.
put back to return something to a place.
put down to write down. [2 definitions]
put off to delay. [2 definitions]
put on to dress in. [2 definitions]
put (someone) on a pedestal to elevate in regard or esteem; idealize.
put on the map make famous or celebrated (used esp. of obscure places that gain sudden fame by association with a celebrated person or event).
put one through one's paces to cause one to show skill or ability.
put one's head on the chopping block to take, or be subject to, a great risk, as of being severely criticized or fired.
put one's nose to the grindstone to start or diligently pursue some hard or tedious work, esp. in a spirit of resignation.
put out to stop the burning of something.
put out the welcome mat to extend an enthusiastic and generous welcome.
put stock in to consider important.
put the cart before the horse to do or place things in a way that is not their logical order.
put the screws on to make someone do something by exerting pressure or force.
put through the wringer to subject to a difficult ordeal, such as an interrogation.
put to shame to cause to feel ashamed. [2 definitions]
put to the sword to kill, esp. with a sword; execute.