put about

put about; putting about; puts about

Definition of put about

transitive verb

of a ship : to cause to change course or direction

intransitive verb

of a ship : to change course or direction : go on another tack

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In their amendment, Republicans put about $6 million more toward property tax relief so their increases would be just under those in Evers' budget. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Assembly approves budget after adding provisions to secure votes from last Republicans," 25 June 2019 The acquisition will put about 60 casino-resorts in 16 states under a single name, Caesars, creating the largest gambling operator in the United States. Washington Post, "High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B," 24 June 2019 The acquisition will put about 60 casino-resorts in 16 states under a single name, Caesars, creating the largest gambling operator in the United States. SFChronicle.com, "Caesars megadeal; Walgreens helps with dumping drugs; 7-Eleven delivers," 24 June 2019 Evers’ plan and the GOP plan would put about the same amount of money toward transportation projects over the next two years. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GOP transportation plan would allow handful of legislators to impose vehicle fees of any amount," 7 June 2019 Her first investing experience was putting about $7,000 in Fidelity’s Magellan fund at the beginning of 1987. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "Individual Investors Try Not to Panic Over Big Market Gyrations," 1 Jan. 2019 An investor who puts $100 into an S&P 500 fund today is effectively putting about $3.70 into Microsoft and 3 cents into Campbell Soup, even if that investor thinks Campbell looks like a better buy. Stan Choe, The Seattle Times, "40 years after his “folly,” Bogle’s index funds reign," 23 Jan. 2019 The Stiebelings put about 6,000 miles on their Itasca each year but plan to take longer trips down the road. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "Touring America in an RV That’s Basically a Five-Star Hotel," 11 Oct. 2018 According to state legislative analysis, 112 would put about 85 percent of Colorado’s non-federal land off-limits to drilling — 94 percent in the five most oil-heavy counties. David Roberts, Vox, "Big Oil is using brute financial force to kill 2 state sustainability initiatives," 4 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of put about

1607, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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