put in

put in; putting in; puts in

Definition of put in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 Russia (2000–08); prime minister (2008–12); president (2012–  )

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Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of put in in a Sentence

Verb put in a crop of winter wheat
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But before leaving the videoconference, Jones put in a police report, conveying the address of the incident to Public Safety Director Karrie Howard, who was speaking to the council at the time. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 31 May 2021 Finally the fourth rep agreed to put in the request after about 40 minutes. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Recently, animal-lover Joanna Stepka put in a winning offer on a farm in Sutton with a heartfelt note about her rescue mares, including Betty, a therapy horse. BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2021 And right on cue, one more old basketball acquaintance put in a call. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 May 2021 Cooke John put in a combination of closed and open storage and made space for keeping files, manuals and kids’ artwork. Washington Post, 27 May 2021 The duo had put in over 2,000 hours doing patrol work together as Popeye was trained for explosive detection and patrol. Daniella Genovese, Fox News, 26 May 2021 Normally that program allows state food banks to put in orders for produce months ahead of time and the USDA buys the food. Katie Lobosco, CNN, 12 May 2021 Regarding infrastructure, Minchuk said the Madison Meadows and Southmoor subdivisions are planning to put in sanitary sewers. Karen Caffarini, chicagotribune.com, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of put in


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

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3 Jun 2021

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“Put in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20in. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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