put (someone or something) to shame

Definition of put (someone or something) to shame

:to be much better than (someone or something)
  • Her art project put mine to shame.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

shame play
  1. : a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety

  2. : the susceptibility to such emotion

  3. : a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute : ignominy

  1. : to bring shame to : disgrace

  2. : to put to shame by outdoing

  3. : to cause to feel shame


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