put at

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put at

:to guess or estimate (something) to be (something)
  • The coroner put his time of death at 7:00.
  • Recent estimates put the number of unreported cases at 2,000 each year.

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


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