/pʊt/ verb [T] (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
put sth down/in/on, etc › 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 › to cause someone or something to 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.
SAY › to say something using particular words: I don't know quite how to put this, but I'm leaving.
WRITE › to write something: Please put your name on the list by Monday evening.