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Translation of "put" - English-Spanish dictionary

put

verb /put/ ( present participle putting, past tense, past participle put)
to place in a certain position or situation poner, colocar He put the plate in the cupboard Did you put any sugar in my coffee? He put his arm round her I’m putting a new lock on the door You’re putting too much strain on that rope When did the Russians first put a man into space? You’ve put me in a bad temper Can you put (=translate) this sentence into French? to submit or present (a proposal, question etc) presentar I put several questions to him She put her ideas before the committee. to express in words expresar He put his refusal very politely Children sometimes have such a funny way of putting things! to write down poner; escribir I’m trying to write a letter to her, but I don’t know what to put. to sail in a particular direction echar al mar We put out to sea The ship put into harbour for repairs. put-on adjective pretended; not genuine fingido a put-on foreign accent Her accent sounded put-on. a put-up job noun something done to give a false appearance, in order to cheat or trick someone. montaje, chanchullo put about phrasal verb to spread (news etc) hacer correr Someone had put a rumour about that the regional manager was going to visit the factory. put across phrasal verb ( put over) to convey or communicate (ideas etc) to others comunicar He’s very good at putting his ideas across. put aside phrasal verb to abandon (work etc) temporarily dejar a un lado She put aside her needlework. to save or preserve for the future reservar, guardar, apartar He tries to put aside a little money each month. put away phrasal verb to return to its proper place, especially out of sight poner en su sitio, guardar She put her clothes away in the drawer. put back phrasal verb to return to its proper place volver a poner (en su sitio), volver a guardar (en su sitio) Did you put my keys back? put by phrasal verb to save or preserve for the future ahorrar, guardar I have put by some money for emergencies. put down phrasal verb to lower bajar The teacher asked the pupil to put his hand down. to place on the floor or other surface, out of one’s hands dejar, soltar Put that knife down immediately! to subdue (a rebellion etc) sofocar The revolt was swiftly put down by government troops. to kill (an animal) painlessly when it is old or very ill sacrificar The dog was so ill that it had to be put down. put down for phrasal verb to write the name of (someone) on a list etc for a particular purpose apuntar, inscribir You have been put down for the one hundred metres’ race. put one’s feet up to take a rest descansar un poco She put her feet up and watched some television. put forth phrasal verb (of plants etc ) to produce (leaves, shoots etc) brotar The plant is beginning to put forth some shoots. put in phrasal verb to insert or install instalar We’re having a new shower put in. to do (a certain amount of work etc) hacer He put in an hour’s training today. put in for phrasal verb to apply for, or claim pedir, solicitar Are you putting in for that job? put off phrasal verb to switch off (a light etc) apagar Please put the light off! to delay; to postpone aplazar, posponer He put off leaving / his departure till Thursday. to cancel an arranged meeting etc with (a person) cancelar I had to put the Browns off because I had ’flu. to cause (a person) to feel disgust or dislike (for) repugnar, dar asco The cheese looked nice, but the smell put me off The conversation about illness put me off my dinner. put on phrasal verb to switch on (a light etc) encender Put the light on! to dress oneself in ponerse Which shoes are you going to put on? to add or increase aumentar; (weight) engordar The car put on speed I’ve put on weight. to present or produce (a play etc) dar, echar; presentar They’re putting on ’Hamlet’ next week. to provide (eg transport) poner They always put on extra buses between 8.00 and 9.00 a.m. to make a false show of; to pretend fingir She said she felt ill, but she was just putting it on. to bet (money) on apostar por I’ve put a pound on that horse to win. put out phrasal verb to extend (a hand etc) tender (la mano a alguien) He put out his hand to steady her. (of plants etc ) to produce (shoots, leaves etc). echar to extinguish (a fire, light etc) apagar The fire brigade soon put out the fire. to issue, give out emitir, lanzar They put out a distress call. to cause bother or trouble to molestarse (por) Don’t put yourself out for my sake! to annoy molestarse I was put out by his decision. put through phrasal verb to arrange (a deal, agreement etc) cerrar, despachar; llevar a cabo We’re doing all we can to put the deal through. to connect by telephone poner I’m trying to put you through (to London). put together phrasal verb to construct reunir (las piezas), montar The vase broke, but I managed to put it together again. put up phrasal verb to raise (a hand etc) levantar He put up his hand to ask a question. to build; to erect levantar, construir They’re putting up some new houses. to fix on a wall etc colgar, fijar He put the poster up. to increase (a price etc) aumentar They’re putting up the fees again. to offer or show (resistance etc) ofrecer (resistencia), defenderse He’s putting up a brave fight. to provide (money) for a purpose proporcionar He promised to put up the money for the scheme. to provide a bed etc for (a person) in one’s home alojar, hospedar Can you put us up next Thursday night? put up to phrasal verb to persuade (a person) to do something empujar, incitar Who put you up to writing that letter? put up with phrasal verb to bear patiently soportar, aguantar I cannot put up with all this noise.The job of the fire brigade is to put out (not put off) fires.
(Definition of put from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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