put in

verb
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of put in

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
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

Examples of put in in a Sentence

  1. put in a crop of winter wheat

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First Known Use of put in

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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put in Synonyms

Synonyms

drill, plant, seed, sow;

Near Antonyms

gather, harvest, reap;


Putin

biographical name Pu·tin \ ˈpü-tin \

Definition of Putin

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


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