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put

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:See more
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