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put sth in/put sth into sth

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to ​spend a lot of ​time or ​effort doing something: You've ​obviously put a lot of work in onyourgarden. If I put in some ​extrahours (= ​spend some ​extrahoursworking) today, I can have some ​time off ​tomorrow. We've put a lot of ​time and ​effort into making the ​houselooknice.

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(Definition of put sth in/put sth into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 花费(大量时间或精力)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 花費(大量時間或精力)…
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