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"put sth to sb" in British English

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put sth to sb

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ 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 pizza tonight?" "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 /pʊt/ us 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)