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put-on done or assumed deceptively; pretended. [3 definitions]
put on to put (clothes or accessories) on one's body. [10 definitions]
put one's foot in one's mouth to say something regrettable, sometimes revealing one's own or another's secret by accident or revealing an opinion or assumption that should not have been stated openly.
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 one through one's paces to cause one to demonstrate skill or ability.
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 on weight to add to one's body weight.
put-out annoyed, angry, or upset. [2 definitions]
put out to stop the burning of (something). [11 definitions]
put out the welcome mat to extend an enthusiastic and generous welcome.
put paid to to destroy; put an end to.
put-put the popping sound made by a small internal combustion engine. [2 definitions]
putrefaction the act or process of rotting or decomposing. [2 definitions]
putrefy to cause to rot or decompose. [3 definitions]
putrescent rotting; decomposing; putrefying. [2 definitions]
putrid of, concerning, or exhibiting rot or decomposition. [3 definitions]
putsch (sometimes cap.) a sudden attempted seizure of state power.
put (someone) on a pedestal to elevate in regard or esteem; idealize.
put (someone) up to to persuade (someone) to do (something foolish, mischievous, or unlawful).
put (something) past to consider (some behavior) to be beyond what some person or group would do; to not be surprised if a particular person or group did a certain thing (used in the negative only and typically with "would not").