(verb.) attribute or give; 'She put too much emphasis on her the last statement'; 'He put all his efforts into this job'; 'The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story'.

(verb.) cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; 'That song put me in awful good humor'; 'put your ideas in writing'.

(verb.) put into a certain place or abstract location; 'Put your things here'; 'Set the tray down'; 'Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children'; 'Place emphasis on a certain point'.

(verb.) adapt; 'put these words to music'.

(verb.) cause (someone) to undergo something; 'He put her to the torture'.

手打:玛丽安--From WordNet


(n.) A pit.

(-) 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.

(n.) A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.

(imp. & p. p.) of Put

(v. t.) 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).

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.

(v. t.) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.

(v. i.) To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.

(v. i.) To steer; to direct one's course; to go.

(v. i.) To play a card or a hand in the game called put.

(n.) The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.

(n.) A certain game at cards.

(n.) A privilege which one party buys of another to "put" (deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc., at a certain price and date.

(n.) A prostitute.



v. a. [1]. Place, set, lay, deposit, commit.[2]. Impose, enjoin, levy, inflict.[3]. Propose, offer, state, present, bring forward.[4]. Oblige, compel, force, constrain.[5]. Incite, urge, entice, induce.



v.t. to push or thrust: to cast throw: to drive into action: to throw suddenly as a word: to set lay or deposit: to bring into any state or position: to offer: to propose: to express state: to apply: to oblige: to incite: to add.—v.i. to place: to turn:—pr.p. putting (pōōt′-); pa.t. and pa.p. put.—n. a push or thrust: a cast throw esp. of a heavy stone from the shoulder (see Putting): an attempt: a game at cards: a contract by which one person in consideration of a certain sum of money paid to another acquires the privilege of selling or delivering to the latter within a certain time certain securities or commodities at a stipulated price (see Options).—ns. Put′-off -by an excuse a makeshift evasion; Put′ter one who puts.—Put about to change the course as of a ship: to put to inconvenience trouble: to publish; Put an end or stop to to check hinder: cause to discontinue; Put away to renounce to divorce; Put back to push backward: to delay: to say nay; Put by to lay aside: to divert: to store up; Put down to crush: to degrade: (Shak.) to confute: to enter as a name: (rare) to give up: to start for; Put for to set out vigorously towards a place; Put forth to extend: to propose: to publish: to exert: to depart; Put in to introduce: to hand in: to appoint: to insert: to conduct a ship into a harbour; Put in for to put in an application or claim for; Put in mind to bring to one's memory; Put off to lay aside: to baffle or frustrate: to defer or delay: to push from shore: (Shak.) to discard; Put on or upon to invest: to impute: to assume: to promote: to instigate: to impose upon: to hasten: to inflict: to deceive trick: to foist or palm upon; Put out to expel to extinguish: to place at interest: to extend: to publish: to disconcert: to offend: to expend: to dislocate; Put over (Shak.) to refer: to send: to defer: to place in authority; Put the case Put case suppose the case to be; Put the hand to to take hold of: to take or seize: to engage in (any affair); Put this and that together to infer from given premises; Put through to bring to an end: to accomplish; Put to to apply use: to add to: to bring or consign to; Put to death to kill; Put to it to press hard: to distress; Put to rights to bring into proper order; Put to sea to set sail: to begin a voyage; Put to or on trial to test: to try; Put two and two together to draw a conclusion from certain circumstances; Put up to startle from a cover as a hare: to put back to its ordinary place when not in use as a sword: to accommodate with lodging: to nominate for election: (with) to bear without complaint: to take lodgings; Put up to to give information about to instruct in.

n. a strumpet.—ns. Pū′tāge a law phrase for a woman's fornication; Pū′tanism the habit of prostitution.

n. a rustic simpleton.





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