Definition of “put sth out” - English Dictionary

“put sth out” in British English

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put sth out

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

(LIGHT)

to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch:

Did you put the lights out downstairs?
Put that torch out!

put sth out

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

(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.

(Definition of “put sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“put sth out” in Business English

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put sth out

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us verb putting, put, put

to produce a product for sale:

They are going to put out a line of electric cars next year in California.

to give work to other companies, or to people who are not company employees:

Not all machine parts were manufactured at their plant - some were put out to other companies

to publish a document, magazine, etc.:

The group put out a journal and provided textbooks for independent study.

(Definition of “put sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)