Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “put sb in their place”

put sb in their place

to let someone know that they are not as important as they think they areInsults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of put sb in their place from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Chastising & rebuking, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing opposition & disapproval topic area:

Definitions of “put sb in their place” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More