Idiomatic expressions with put

Idiomatic expressions with put

Idiomatic expressions with put

Put is a verb that has several meanings, but the most famous and important of them is to put or impose, but the verb Put has several other meanings when it is used as a term, where the verb Put is combined with prepositions or adverbs, so it gives different meanings compared to being one word, and this is a list of the most important terms of Put.

15 idiomatic expressions with Put, examples meaning

1. Put across = Communicate, convey a message

Example:

She found it hard to put across what he wanted to say at the meeting.

2. Put back = Put something back in the true place

Example:

She put the dictionary back on the shelf after she finished the crossword.

3. Put away = Put someone in prison 

Example:

The judge put her away for 15 years for robbery.

4. Put by = Save for the future 

Example:

I try to put some money by every week towards our summer holiday.

5. Put in = Install

Example:

He had to put in a whole new central heating system because the office was so cold.

6. Put in for = Make a request 

Example:

She put in for a transfer to the new branch.

7. Put off = Postpone

Example:

The concert has been put off until next week because the singer's got a throat infection.

8. Put on = Start wearing 

Example:

I put my blue jeans on before we went out.

9. Put on = Deceive _lie 

Example:

I am not putting you on

10. Put out = Broadcast  

Example:

Many charities put out an appeal on TV for money for the victims of the flooding in Mozambique.

11. Put out = Extinguish a cigarette and fire, etc.

Example:

She put out his cigarette before entering the building.

12. Put through = Connect someone by phone

Example:

Could you put me through to extension 459, please?

13. Put towards = Make a financial contribution 

Example:

He put $300 towards the cost of the repairs and we had to pay the rest.

14. Put up = Allow someone to stay at your hotel for a night or a few days

Example:

He put me up for the night because I'd missed the last bus and no night buses were running.

15. Put up = Increase prices and taxes and duties, etc.

Example:

The ministry of education has put tuition fees for undergraduate students up again




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