Meaning of “put” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /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.

More examples

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)