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put sb out

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
to cause trouble or extra work for someone: Would it put you out if we came tomorrow instead of today? [M usually passive] to annoy or upset someone, often by what you do or say to them: She was rather put out when they turned up two hours late for dinner. He seemed a bit put out at not having been invited.
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