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put sth out

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)

(MOVE FORWARD)

to move forward part of your body, such as your hand or your tongue, from your body: She put out her hand to shake mine. Don't put your tongue out - it's rude.

(INJURE)

informal to injure part of your body by causing it to be moved out of its correct position: He put his knee out playing tennis.

(MAKE AVAILABLE)

to produce something in large quantities, so that it can be sold: They put out millions of pairs of shoes a year. to produce information and make it available for everyone to read or hear: Police have put out a warning to people living in the area.

(MAKE WRONG)

If a mistake puts out a set of mathematical calculations, it causes them to be wrong: That one error put the figures out by several thousand pounds.

(GIVE WORK)

UK (US usually contract sth out) If you put work out, you employ someone outside your organization to do it: The council has put the job of street-cleaning out to a private firm.
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