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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
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