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To put an end to
To put away
To put back
To put by
To put down
To put forth
To put forward
To put in
To put in an appearance
To put in for
To put in mind
To put in one's oar
To put in pledge
To put in possession
To put into the chair
To put on
To put on one's trumps
To put one one's mettle
To put one out of conceit with
To put one's foot down
To put one's legs under some one's mahogany
To put one's nose out of joint
To put or throw one's self upon the country
To put out
To put out of court
To put out of the way
To put out to grass
To put out to nurse
To put over
To put stress upon

To put off definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Put Put (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i. 1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.] --Bacon. 2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go. His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden. 3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put. To put about (Naut.), to change direction; to tack. To put back (Naut.), to turn back; to return. ``The French . . . had put back to Toulon.'' --Southey. To put forth. (a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. ``Take earth from under walls where nettles put forth.'' --Bacon. (b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak. To put in (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port. To put in for. (a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share of profits. (b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a hawk. (c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for. --Locke. To put off, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as a ship; to move from the shore. To put on, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently. To put over (Naut.), to sail over or across. To put to sea (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to advance into the ocean. To put up. (a) To take lodgings; to lodge. (b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n. Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put forth = to thrust out). His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy spiritual employment. --Jer. Taylor. 2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight. This present dignity, In which that I have put you. --Chaucer. I will put enmity between thee and the woman. --Gen. iii. 15. He put no trust in his servants. --Job iv. 18. When God into the hands of their deliverer Puts invincible might. --Milton. In the mean time other measures were put in operation. --Sparks. 3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression. 4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.] No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends. --Wyclif (John xv. 13). 5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a question; to put a case. Let us now put that ye have leave. --Chaucer. Put the perception and you put the mind. --Berkeley. These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin. --Milton. All this is ingeniously and ably put. --Hare. 6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige. These wretches put us upon all mischief. --Swift. Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense. --Sir W. Scott. Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge. --Milton. 7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion ``overhand,'' the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, to put the shot or weight. 8. (Mining) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway. --Raymond. Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or suppose the case to be. Put case that the soul after departure from the body may live. --Bp. Hall. To put about (Naut.), to turn, or change the course of, as a ship. To put away. (a) To renounce; to discard; to expel. (b) To divorce. To put back. (a) To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to delay. (b) To refuse; to deny. Coming from thee, I could not put him back. --Shak. (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour. (d) To restore to the original place; to replace. To put by. (a) To turn, set, or thrust, aside. ``Smiling put the question by.'' --Tennyson. (b) To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by money. To put down. (a) To lay down; to deposit; to set down. (b) To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices. (c) To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down rebellion or traitors. Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down. --Shak. Sugar hath put down the use of honey. --Bacon. (d) To subscribe; as, to put down one's name. To put forth. (a) To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves. (b) To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into action; to exert; as, to put forth strength. (c) To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like. (d) To publish, as a book. To put forward. (a) To advance to a position of prominence or responsibility; to promote. (b) To cause to make progress; to aid. (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour. To put in. (a) To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to introduce with difficulty; as, to put in a word while others are discoursing. (b) (Naut.) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship. (c) (Law) To place in due form before a court; to place among the records of a court. --Burrill. (d) (Med.) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place. To put off. (a) To lay aside; to discard; as, to put off a robe; to put off mortality. ``Put off thy shoes from off thy feet.'' --Ex. iii. 5. (b) To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate; to baffle. I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius hoped to put me off with an harangue. --Boyle. We might put him off with this answer. --Bentley. (c) To delay; to defer; to postpone; as, to put off repentance. (d) To get rid of; to dispose of; especially, to pass fraudulently; as, to put off a counterfeit note, or an ingenious theory



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