put about

verb
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

Examples of put about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Wavestorm launched this new era of foamies in 2006 when AGIT Global, a Taiwanese sporting goods company specializing in foam, put about 400 blue 8-foot boards in 10 Costcos across California to test the market for their creation. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 In total, Mike and Bea expect to put about $200,000 over the course of their renovations. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 16 July 2022 Extracting trends from home loan data gathered by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, the network reported that single women typically put about 10% down and borrowed about $195,000 for their houses. Joanne Cleaver, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2022 During that court battle, a judge permitted Mack to put about $150,000 toward her criminal defense. Angie Leventis Lourgos, Chicago Tribune, 17 June 2022 On a monthly basis, Current customers with a credit card put about half of their monthly spend on a credit card, while Chime customers only put 35% on a credit card. Ron Shevlin, Forbes, 16 May 2022 To-date, SpaceX has put about 2,000 Starlink satellites into orbit. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 2 Apr. 2022 Coger said the Quorum Court put about $3.5 million in federal CARES Act money into the county's reserves and that could cover the rental assistance money that has been promised. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 5 Apr. 2022 So discrete are the departments that weird rumors float in each about the other, put about by management perhaps to keep them separate. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of put about

1607, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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13 Aug 2022

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“Put about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20about. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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