put by


put by; putting by; puts by

transitive verb

archaic : reject
: to lay aside : save

Examples of put by in a Sentence

have money put by for an emergency
Recent Examples on the Web This could be tariffs on Chinese imports put by the Trump administration, the soaring price of shipping during the pandemic supply-chain crisis, higher wages to attract workers or bad harvests of specific ingredients like cocoa. Alina Selyukh, NPR, 8 Mar. 2024 Savings after selling a big home and buying a smaller one are negligible Older homeowners who want to downsize have been scared into staying put by how expensive a smaller home would be in the current market. Anna Bahney, CNN, 29 Jan. 2024 He could regularly be seen alone, grinding on the range or practicing putting by himself late in the afternoon or evening during tournaments. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 15 June 2023 At a time when increased remote work capability is leading more workers to relocate across state lines while keeping their jobs, employers can encourage them to stay put by offering housing incentives. Jeffrey C. Taylor, Fortune, 6 May 2022 Trump, put by Swan in the unusual position of having to defend himself, turned into a Roman candle of incandescent, colorful excuses. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, 19 Aug. 2020 In the past few months, anecdotal evidence emerged that some landlords were taking advantage of tenants’ strong desire to stay put by jacking up their rent, a trend hardly in line with the narrative of a mass exodus. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 15 June 2020 North Korea's foreign ministry spokesperson said as much to a question put by KCNA, the state news agency reported on Sunday. Reuters, CNN, 2 July 2022 The Hilltoppers surpassed the 617 put by Oklahoma State in a 55-13 win over the Jaguars in 2018, the second game of the Steve Campbell era. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 21 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

put by

: to lay aside : save
have money put by for an emergency

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