put sth in/put sth into sth
— phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us /pʊt/ verb present participle putting, past tense and past participle put
If I put in some extra hours (= spend some extra hours working) today, I can have some time off tomorrow.
- You'll have to put more effort in if you want to improve.
- We've all put a lot of time into this project and we want it to succeed.
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