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Spanish translation of “put”

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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