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 \

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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Four days after Bird showed up, the city sent Bird a letter, asking that the company suspend its service for a month so that the city could put in place a regulatory framework. Faith E. Pinho, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis scooters: What the proposed regulations could mean," 13 July 2018 The impact is likely to be much bigger next year if more tariffs are put in place. WSJ, "China’s Trade Surplus With U.S. Hits Record as Fight Intensifies," 13 July 2018 Everything Will is going to need to pull off this mission (and set up a couple of jokes) is carefully put in place in the movie’s first 15 minutes or so, then picked up when needed. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Watching Skyscraper is like watching someone play a video game starring The Rock," 11 July 2018 In the last two years, however, there have also been fiscal woes, so no sales tax holiday was put in the books in 2016 and 2017. Joshua Miller And Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "A sales tax holiday may happen in 2018 after all," 10 July 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Notice Two Kingwood wrestlers are putting in work this summer - 800 miles northeast of their high school campus. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Kingwood wrestlers compete out of state at JROB camp," 1 July 2018 However, the president has enacted new sanctions Congress ordered against Russia to punish the country for its election activities and hasn’t lifted sanctions put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Bloomberg, Time, "Mike Pence Says He Expects President Trump and Vladimir Putin to Discuss Election Meddling," 29 June 2018 That combo makes for a more comfortable hike even when putting in thousands of miles. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "What to Splurge on (and Avoid) When Buying Gear," 22 June 2018 When the coral slices were put in the X-ray scanner, a distinctive series of light and dark growth rings became visible, reflecting the density of the calcium carbonate that made up the coral skeleton. Elizabeth Svoboda, Scientific American, "Cores from Coral Reefs Hold Secrets of the Seas’ Past and Future," 6 June 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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