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put sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  

(MOVE FORWARD)

to move forward part of your body, such as your hand or your tongue, from your body: She put out her hand to shake mine. Don't put your tongue out - it's rude.

(INJURE)

informal to injure part of your body by causing it to be moved out of its correct position: He put his knee out playing tennis.

(MAKE AVAILABLE)

to produce something in large quantities, so that it can be sold: They put out millions of pairs of shoes a year. to produce information and make it available for everyone to read or hear: Police have put out a warning to people living in the area.

(MAKE WRONG)

If a mistake puts out a set of mathematical calculations, it causes them to be wrong: That one error put the figures out by several thousand pounds.

(GIVE WORK)

UK ( US usually contract sth out) If you put work out, you employ someone outside your organization to do it: The council has put the job of street-cleaning out to a private firm.
(Definition of put sth out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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