- 1to move something to a particular place or position
- 2to cause something to be in a particular condition or state
- 3to express something in words
Using put: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "put" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Can you put the book on the shelf?
She put her phone on silent mode.
He put on his coat and left the house.
I don't know how to put it into words.
The company put out a statement regarding the incident.
put Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using put
I really put my foot in it when I asked her about her ex-boyfriend.
We need to come up with a solution to this issue, so put your thinking cap on.
I wouldn't put all your eggs in one basket by investing all your money in one stock.
Phrases with put
I can't put up with his constant complaining anymore.
The bad weather put us off going to the beach.
We decided to put off the meeting until next week.
Origins of put
from Old English 'putian', meaning 'to thrust, push'
Summary: put in Brief
The verb 'put' [pʊt] means to move something to a specific location or state, such as 'Can you put the book on the shelf?' It can also mean to express something in words, as in 'I don't know how to put it into words.' The phrase 'put up with' means to tolerate something unpleasant, while 'put something off' means to delay something. Idioms include 'put your foot in it,' meaning to say or do something offensive, and 'put all your eggs in one basket,' meaning to risk everything on a single venture.