putout

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noun

put·​out ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t How to pronounce putout (audio)
: the retiring of a base runner or batter by a defensive player in baseball

put out

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verb

put out; putting out; puts out

transitive verb

1
: extinguish
put the fire out
2
: exert, use
put out considerable effort
3
4
: to produce for sale
5
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

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
He was twice voted National League MVP, won 12 Gold Glove awards (recording the most putouts by a center fielder in history) and appeared in a record 24 All-Star Games. Brian Gross, Washington Post, 19 June 2024 To end the ballgame, sophomore Jordyn Edington was caught in a run down after Harlingen South first baseman Kailee Silva bobbled what would’ve been the game ending putout. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 May 2024
Verb
Advertisement After putting out a news release Tuesday calling for Kelly to be fired, the Ventura GOP put out a second one later that day. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2024 Lilly put out a statement in late March saying there would be temporary shortages, but this came after patients were already having trouble filling prescriptions. Elaine Chen, STAT, 17 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for putout 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined above

Verb

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of putout was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Putout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putout. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

putout

1 of 2 noun
put·​out ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t How to pronounce putout (audio)
: the act of causing a base runner or batter to be out in baseball

put out

2 of 2 verb
ˌpu̇t-ˈau̇t,
ˈpu̇t-
1
: extinguish sense 1
put the fire out
2
: exert sense 1, use
put out all my strength to move the piano
3
4
: irritate sense 1, provoke
my father was put out by my failure
5
: to cause to be out (as in baseball)
6
: to set out from shore
Columbus put out for the New World

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