put by

verb
put by; putting by; puts by

Definition of put by

transitive verb

1 archaic : reject
2 : to lay aside : save

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Examples of put by in a Sentence

have money put by for an emergency

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First Known Use of put by

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of put by was in the 15th century

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“Put by.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20by. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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