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"put sth to sb" in British English

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put sth to sb

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to ​suggest an ​idea or ​plan to someone so that they can ​consider it or ​discuss it: "Shall we all go out for a ​pizzatonight?" "I don't ​know. I'll put it to Jim and ​see what he says." [+ that] formal I put it to you (= I ​believe it to be ​true), Ms Dawson, that you were in the ​building at the ​time of the ​murder. to ​ask someone a ​question: I have a ​question I ​want to put to you.
(Definition of put sth to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"put sth to sb" in Business English

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put sth to sb

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (putting, put, put)
to suggest an ​idea or ​plan to someone so that they can consider or discuss it: I'll put the ​idea to my ​manager, but I'm not sure he'll ​agree to it. I have a ​question I want to put to you.
(Definition of put sth to sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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