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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Their biggest advice for women looking to build their confidence and make their dreams come true is to put in the hard work. Glamour, "Mindy Kaling: A Lot of People Have a Problem Being Around Women Who Don't Hate Themselves," 11 Nov. 2018 After putting in a surprise appearance at Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, Demi Moore decided to join Instagram to share a video about her experience. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Demi Moore Just Joined Instagram to Share Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 13 Oct. 2018 This also raises serious questions as to what safeguards Google is putting in place to protect users’ privacy. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Why Google might return to China, even if it means censorship," 3 Aug. 2018 Already, changeable signs announcing the switch have been placed along Downer, and large barrels are ready to be put in place. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora set to make Downer Place a two-way street through East Side," 10 July 2018 Centro was required to put in 1.6 parking spots for each unit, adding to costs even though there was already some underground parking already built in. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Building up, instead of tearing down, in Tijuana," 2 July 2018 That work, along with putting in utilities, streets and other infrastructure, will take about 18 months. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "Building paused as questions linger over contamination at SF’s Hunters Point," 28 June 2018 Paul Webb worries about being put in a nursing home. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "83-year-old veteran bought house for grandson, who struggled with drugs: 'I was scammed'," 28 June 2018 And with George reportedly at least entertaining the idea of staying put in Oklahoma City, the fate of the NBA’s yet-to-be-formed next super team might rest in the palm of Leonard’s oversized hand. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "As ‘pressure’ builds in LA, Spurs see reason to be patient," 27 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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