Meaning of “put sb to sth” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb to sth" in British English

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put sb to sth

to cause someone to experience or do something:

Your generosity puts me to shame.
I've put the children to work clearing the snow from the path.
I hope we're not putting you to any inconvenience.

(Definition of “put sb to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)