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English definition of “put”

put

verb [T always + adv/prep] (MOVE)   /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to move something or someone into the stated place , position , or direction : She put her arm around him. Put your clothes in the closet . When you set the table , put the soup spoons next to the knives . She put her coffee cup on the table . The movie was so scary that she put her hands over her eyes . put someone to bed If you put someone to bed , you dress the person in the clothes worn for sleeping and see that the person gets into bed : I’ll call back after I put the kids to bed .
(Definition of put verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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