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put out

verb

Definition of put out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  extinguish <put the fire out>

  3. 2 :  exert, use <put out considerable effort>

  4. 3 :  publish, issue

  5. 4 :  to produce for sale

  6. 5 a :  disconcert, embarrass b :  annoy, irritate c :  inconvenience <don't put yourself out for us>

  7. 6 :  to cause to be out (as in baseball or cricket)

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1 :  to set out from shore

  10. 2 :  to make an effort

  11. 3 :  to engage in sexual intercourse especially promiscuously



Examples of put out in a sentence

  1. <despite putting out her best effort, she was unable to beat her longtime tennis rival>

  2. <put out the campfire before leaving>



14th Century

First Known Use of put out

14th century



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