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"put sth out" in British English

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put sth out

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
  • (LIGHT)

to make a ​lightstopshining by ​pressing or ​moving a ​switch: Did you put the ​lights out ​downstairs? Put that ​torch out!

put sth out

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
  • (INJURE)

informal to ​injurepart of ​yourbody by ​causing it to be ​moved out of ​itscorrectposition: He put his ​knee out ​playingtennis.
  • (GIVE WORK)

UK (US usually contract sth out) If you put ​work out, you ​employ someone ​outsideyourorganization to do it: The ​council has put the ​job of street-cleaning out to a ​privatefirm.
(Definition of put sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"put sth out" in Business English

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put sth out

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (putting, put, put)
to ​produce a ​product for ​sale: They are going to put out a ​line of electric ​cars next ​year in California.
to give ​work to other ​companies, or to ​people who are not ​companyemployees: Not all ​machineparts were ​manufactured at their ​plant - some were put out to other ​companies
to ​publish a ​document, ​magazine, etc.: The ​group put out a ​journal and ​provided textbooks for ​independentstudy.
(Definition of put sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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