put
I. verb (put; putting) Etymology: Middle English putten; akin to Old English putung instigation, Middle Dutch poten to plant Date: 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to place in a specified position or relationship ; lay <
put the book on the table
>
b. to move in a specified direction c. (1) to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something ; thrust (2) to throw with an overhand pushing motion <
put the shot
>
d. to bring into a specified state or condition <
a reapportionment…that was put into effect at the September primaries — Current Biography
>
e. to prescribe a specified regimen for — usually used with on <
put her on medication
>
<
put him on a diet
>
2. a. to cause to endure or suffer something ; subject <
put traitors to death
>
b. impose, inflict <
put a special tax on luxuries
>
3. a. to set before one for judgment or decision <
put the question
>
b. to call for a formal vote on <
put the motion
>
4. a. (1) to convey into another form <
want to put my feelings into words
>
(2) to translate into another language or style <
put the poem into English
>
(3) adapt <
lyrics put to music
>
b. express, state <
putting it mildly
>
5. a. to devote (oneself) to an activity or end <
put himself to winning back their confidence
>
b. apply <
put her mind to the problem
>
c. assign <
put them to work
>
d. to cause to perform an action ; urge <
put the horse over the fence
>
e. impel, incite <
put them into a frenzy
>
6. a. repose, rest <
puts his faith in reason
>
b. invest 1 <
put her money in the company
>
7. a. to give as an estimate <
put the time as about eleven
>
b. attach, attribute <
puts a high value on their friendship
>
c. impute <
put the blame on the partners
>
8. bet, wager <
put $2 on the favorite
>
intransitive verb 1. to start in motion ; go; especially to leave in a hurry 2. of a ship to take a specified course <
put down the river
>
II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a throw made with an overhand pushing motion; specifically the act or an instance of putting the shot 2. an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d III. adjective Date: 1841 being in place ; fixed, set <
stay put until I call
>

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