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 for put in

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 So a word like trigueña gets put in there for that reason. New York Times, 11 June 2021 Prior to that, money collected from FERC decisions, which are the result of litigation, was put in the CBR as the constitutional amendment establishing the savings fund directs all settlement revenue into it. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, 10 June 2021 The new toys have been put in place to the side of existing toys to basically double the size of the play area. cleveland, 10 June 2021 Instead, any inmate who poses a high risk to other inmates or staff will be put in a new alternative disciplinary model called the Risk Management Accountability System (RMAS). Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 9 June 2021 The cattle are never put in feedlots, and calves are left with their mothers to learn grazing and social behaviors. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2021 For the group’s Eagle projects, two tons of gravel, one ton of sand, loads of mulch, pavers and rocks were all put in place by many volunteers over the past few months. Melissa Whatley, baltimoresun.com, 9 June 2021 Wave II was created so that the meets would be less crowded, and swimmers who met a more recent, faster set of times were put in Wave II. Giana Han, al, 7 June 2021 Evacuation orders have been put in place for residents of El Capitan living on the east side of state route 77, according to InciWeb. Olivia Munson, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 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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15 Jun 2021

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“Put in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20in. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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