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put sth before sb

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
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to ​formallytell or ​explainfacts or ​ideas to a ​group of ​people in ​authority: We have to put ​ourproposal before the ​committee.
(Definition of put sth before sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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put sth before sb

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (putting, put, put)
to ​formally tell or explain facts or ​ideas to a ​group of ​people in ​authority: We've got to put our ​proposal before the ​committee.
(Definition of put sth before sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sth before sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要, 把…看得比(某人)重要…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要, 把…看得比(某人)重要…
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