put in

put in; putting in; puts in

Definition of put in

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

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Examples of put in in a Sentence

put in a crop of winter wheat
Recent Examples on the Web But to be fair, someone on your team told me some of the problems are in the workflows companies put in. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 29 July 2022 Addressing that disconnect could be fixed by forming advisory committees from outside the government that include, for example, hospital representatives, to offer guidance on the best materials to put in the stockpile, the report suggested. Tonya Bauer, NBC News, 28 July 2022 Between 1980 and 1996, the number of cities in Pará state grew from 83 to 143, clustered mostly in the arc of deforestation, where the government put in just enough resources to open up the impenetrable region but not enough to bring order to it. Washington Post, 27 July 2022 But Hemsworth isn't the only actor in Thor: Love and Thunder who put in the work on arm day. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 25 July 2022 The Haywoods' decision to risk their lives to film the UFO mirrors the way a film crew will sometimes put in days of work just to get one perfect shot (and the Haywoods even use an IMAX camera, just like Peele used to make Nope). Brendan Morrow, The Week, 22 July 2022 There was a third partner in the business, Lee Eickmeyer, a Washington state farmer, who put in a nearly million-dollar investment and later claimed, in court documents, that he was taken advantage of in a conspiracy to deprive him of his money. Joe Rubin, The New Republic, 21 July 2022 Cohen sees a need to also implement threat management strategies where community members, leaders and family could put in place a plan that would help people who may pose a risk. ABC News, 20 July 2022 And the news follows a recent revelation about the discovery of an unserved arrest warrant of the woman whose accusation put in motion the chain of events that led to the teen's lynching. CBS News, 19 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of put in

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

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2 Aug 2022

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“Put in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20in. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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

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