put in


Definition of put in

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transitive verb

1 : to make a formal offer or declaration of put in a plea of guilty
2 : to come in with : interpose put in a word for his brother
3 : to spend (time) especially at some occupation or job put in six hours at the office
4 : plant put in a crop

intransitive verb

1 : to call at or enter a place especially : to enter a harbor or port
2 : to make an application, request, or offer often used with for had to retire and put in for a pension— Seymour Nagan


biographical name
Pu·​tin | \ ˈpü-tin How to pronounce Putin (audio) \

Definition of Putin (Entry 2 of 2)

Vladimir Vladimirovich 1952–     president of Russian Federation (2000–08); prime minister (2008–12); president (2012–  )

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Synonyms for put in

Synonyms: Verb

drill, plant, seed, sow

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Examples of put in in a Sentence


put in a crop of winter wheat

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Available technologies are sometimes put in place to reduce the chance of human error. Thomas Bartman, STAT, "A new approach can take patient safety to the next level," 20 June 2018 With access to their conversations, emails and text messages, Ms. Tesoriero discovers a disparate set of impulses compelling them to put in the heavy hours of reading and experimentation necessary to win a science fair. John Donvan, WSJ, "‘The Class’ Review: Science-Fair Confidential," 16 Dec. 2018 Walters is a clear example of how when women become too strong to silence, they are put in their place and subjected to violence from within their own community. Sarah Hurtes, Harper's BAZAAR, "Women Who Risk Everything to Defend the Environment," 30 Nov. 2018 Although Amazon’s AI assistant has made its way into plenty of products, from microwaves to cars, it hasn’t been put in a mobile robot for the home. James Vincent, The Verge, "Anki will integrate Alexa into its robot companion Vector," 9 Oct. 2018 My favorite thing to put in my suitcase are travel cubes. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Adam Rippon on How to Make Anywhere Feel Like Home," 3 Oct. 2018 Look at these latest allegations The New Yorker put in print here most recently, in the last 24 hours. Fox News, "Daines slams Dems' 'desperation tactics' against Kavanaugh," 24 Sep. 2018 He was put in a coma for 10 days to allow his brain to de-swell. Kerry Cromwell, Good Housekeeping, "My Little Boy Was Just 7 Years Old When He Had a Catastrophic Stroke," 26 July 2018 What would most people do if they were put in that situation? Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Poll: If Joanna Gaines Renovated Your House, Would You Keep It Or Sell It?," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of put in


15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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

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