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put

put

 
pronunciation:
pUt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
put aside, put down, put on
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: put, puts, putting
definition 1: to move (something) to a particular position or location.
He put my groceries in the bag.
synonyms:
place, set
similar words:
deposit, emplace, lay, locate, park, pass, plant, plunk, pose, position, rest, site, situate
definition 2: to cause to be in a particular state, situation, or relationship.
The deadline put them into a panic.We put him in a private school.We put her in her sister's care.
synonyms:
lay, place, set
similar words:
land, posit, repose, site
definition 3: to impose.
She put the blame on me.They put a tax on milk.
synonyms:
impose, lay
similar words:
assign, give, inflict, place, set
definition 4: to subject.
They put him to death.
synonyms:
subject
similar words:
expose
definition 5: to express; state.
Put it in your own words.
synonyms:
express, phrase, say, state
similar words:
articulate, couch, declare, enunciate, formulate, speak, word
definition 6: to place as a wager or investment.
She put a fortune into her store.
synonyms:
place, wager
similar words:
gamble, go, hazard, invest, risk, sink, stake, venture
definition 7: to apply.
I put my instincts to use.He put his talent to work.
similar words:
apply, employ, exercise, implement, use, utilize
definition 8: to estimate (a particular amount or measure).
I'd put the distance at three blocks.
synonyms:
calculate, estimate, reckon
similar words:
appraise, compute, figure, gauge, guess
definition 9: to propose for consideration.
Can I put a question to you?
synonyms:
present, propose, submit
similar words:
advance, offer, pose, posit, propound
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to start to move or proceed.
They put down the river in search of food.
synonyms:
go, start
similar words:
begin, commence, launch, move, proceed, sail, sally forth
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phrase: put aside
phrase: put down
phrase: put on
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a throw, esp. of a shot, stone, or weight.
synonyms:
throw
similar words:
cast, chuck, fling, heave, hurl, pass, pitch, toss
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