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English definition of “put sth to sb”

put sth to sb

phrasal verb with put     /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 .Suggestions and proposals to ask someone a question : I have a question I want to put to you.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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