Meaning of “put” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /pʊt/ present participle putting, past tense and past participle put
Extra Examples
I put it in the cupboard.Someone had put poison in her drink.He put his arm around my shoulder.Jogging puts a lot of stress on your knee joints.Just put everything on the table for now.
put sth down/in/on, etc

A1 to move something to a place or position:

Where have you put the keys?
She put her bag on the floor.
You can put your coat in the car.
He put his arm around her.
put sb in a mood/position, etc

B2 to make someone or something be in a particular situation:

They'd had an argument and it had put her in a bad mood.
This puts me in a very difficult position.

to say something using particular words:

I don't know quite how to put this, but I'm leaving.

A2 to write something:

Please put your name on the list by Monday evening.

(Definition of “put” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)