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verb [T] (CONDITION)    /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
B2 to cause someone or something to be in the stated condition or situation : Are you prepared to put your children at risk ? This puts me in a very difficult position . What has put you in such a bad mood ? This election is a chance for the country to put a new government in (= elect a new government ). It's broken into so many pieces , it'll be impossible to put it back together again (= repair it). Let's give her the chance to put her ideas into practice . The terrorists were put on trial (= their case was judged in a court of law ) six years after the bombing . Wilson was put out (of the competition ) (= was defeated ) by Clarke in the second round. [+ adj] How much did it cost to have the television put right (= repaired )? I originally thought he was Australian, but he soon put me straight (= corrected me) and explained he was from New Zealand. I know she's gone forever , but I just can't put her out of my mind / head (= forget her). He's putting me under pressure to change my mind .Causing things to happen Grammar:PutThe irregular verb put means ‘move something into a particular place’. The past simple form is put and the -ed form is put:
(Definition of put verb (CONDITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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