putout

noun
put·​out | \ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t \

Definition of putout 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the retiring of a base runner or batter by a defensive player in baseball

put out

verb

Definition of put out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : extinguish put the fire out

2 : exert, use put out considerable effort

3 : publish, issue

4 : to produce for sale

5a : disconcert, embarrass

b : annoy, irritate

c : inconvenience don't put yourself out for us

6 : to cause to be out (as in baseball or cricket)

intransitive verb

1 : to set out from shore

2 : to make an effort

3 : to engage in sexual intercourse especially promiscuously

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Synonyms for putout

Synonyms: Verb

apply, exercise, exert, ply, wield

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Examples of putout in a Sentence

Noun

The shortstop fielded the grounder and threw to first base for the putout.

Verb

despite putting out her best effort, she was unable to beat her longtime tennis rival put out the campfire before leaving
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Grant is also listed in the program record book for home runs (career), home runs (season), walks (career) and putouts (career). Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Meet the DFW whiz whose set softball records at Princeton and interned with Congress," 11 July 2018 Ryan Romano accounted for seven fielding putouts, and teammates Michael Drucker, Daniel Diaz, Logan Herbert and Justin Pierce also wore the gold gloves. Emmett Hall, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cooper City Optimist Cubs claw their way to a perfect season," 8 July 2018 The last major league first baseman to play a full game without a putout or assist was Edwin Encarnacion for Toronto in 2012. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Miles Mikolas Took a Wild Journey to the Cardinals Rotation," 7 July 2018 Ellen Gabriel led the Lions defensively by converting 44 of 46 putout opportunities with no fielding errors. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Howard County JV spring athletes earn their stripes," 5 June 2018 Ty Williams nearly legged out a single to keep the inning alive but Sthele got the putout and ended the threat. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Big second inning lifts San Antonio Reagan over Cypress Ranch," 8 June 2018 Of Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas' statistics this season, here are the ones that might matter the most right now: Two starts, 17 innings, 14 putouts and two double plays. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Mike Moustakas trade rumors: three teams interested in Royals third baseman," 6 July 2018 Catcher Sienna Schneider caught a pair of pop-ups behind the plate, and second baseman Rosie Santos efficiently turned the groundballs that came her way into putouts. Andrew Turner, latimes.com, "Newport Mesa Girls Softball opens with no-hitter in state tournament," 30 June 2018 Seidler record just four strikeouts but limited solid contact, which resulted in plenty of routine defensive putouts for a sure-handed fielding unit. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Reservoir baseball falls, 4-1, to Chesapeake in 3A East region final," 22 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

For years, Cal Fire, the state wildfire-fighting agency, has been spending increasing sums to put out wildfires, as has the U.S. Forest Service. Jeffrey Ball, WSJ, "Why Californians Were Drawn Toward the Fire Zones," 7 Dec. 2018 If a criminal defendant or his lawyers put out a statement denying the charges and simply agreeing with another defendant’s account, how can that be witness tampering? Sean Illing, Vox, "Did Trump commit witness tampering by tweet? I asked 9 legal experts.," 3 Dec. 2018 The country music superstar has put out a casting call for extras to appear in her upcoming series on the streaming service, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "Dolly Parton Is Looking for Extras to Appear in Her Upcoming Netflix Series," 27 Aug. 2018 Fully cranked, CEO Jensen Huang says the card puts out one-fifth of the audio output of the GTX 1080. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are loaded with boundary-pushing graphics tech," 20 Aug. 2018 Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, Turkey, Spain, Germany, and Cyprus have all sent or are sending water-dropping planes to Greece to put out the flames, reports the Washington Post. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Wildfires in Greece Kill Dozens Near Athens," 25 July 2018 Erick Torres fielded a grounder at shortstop, stepped on second for the force and flipped the ball to Breylynn Courtney for the put out at first to end the game. Gary Curreri, Sun-Sentinel.com, "North Springs Little League 11-under all-stars shine brightly at sectionals," 11 July 2018 That news, plus Surviving Mars and Total War: Warhammer II unveil expansions, Mike Morhaime departs Blizzard after 27 years, Gameumentary puts out an hour-long documentary on Divinity developer Larian, and... Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Total War: Warhammer II adds undead pirates, Amazon's MMO leaks on Pornhub," 5 Oct. 2018 Allegheny College puts out this award every year for bipartisanship. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Joe Biden Gave an Incredibly Powerful Speech at John McCain’s Memorial," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of putout

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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putout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of putout

baseball : an action that causes a batter or runner on the opposite team to be out

putout

noun
put·​out | \ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t \

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