putverbuk us /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
put verb (MOVE)
put verb (WRITE)
put verb (EXPRESS)
- To put it simply - I think she's wrong.
- "What's her new boyfriend like?" "Well, how shall I put it? He's unusual."
- You really should try to put things a bit more tactfully - you've upset her now.
- This sentence is rather confusing - how can we put it a bit more clearly?
- On yesterday's programme, we heard the actor put his views on media harassment very forcefully.
put verb (CONDITION)
put verb (OPERATION)
- The latest education reforms have put extra pressure on teachers.
- Johnson was influential in persuading the producers to put money into the film.
- Their constant arguments were putting a strain on their marriage.
- She tried to cure the pain in my knee by putting manual pressure on the joint.
- You must try to put a curb on your spending habits.
put verb (JUDGE)
put verb (SAIL)