put Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “put” - Learner’s Dictionary

put

verb [T]     /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
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.Placing and positioning an object
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.Causing things to happen
SAY to say something using particular words: I don't know quite how to put this, but I'm leaving.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
WRITE A2 to write something: Please put your name on the list by Monday evening.Writing and typing
(Definition of put from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More