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put sth to sb

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to suggest an idea or plan to someone so that they can consider it or discuss it: "Shall we all go out for a pizza tonight?" "I don't know. I'll put it to Jim and see what he says." [+ that] formal I put it to you (= I believe it to be true), Ms Dawson, that you were in the building at the time of the murder. to ask someone a question: I have a question I want to put to you.
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