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English definition of “put”

put

verb [T] (EXPRESS)   /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to express something in words: She wanted to tell him that she didn’t want to see him any more, but she didn’t know how to put it. He has difficulty putting his feelings into words. If you put something in a particular way, you express it that way: To put it bluntly, Pete, you’re just no good at the job. Dad was annoyed, to put it mildly.
(Definition of put verb (EXPRESS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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