putout

noun
put·​out | \ ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t How to pronounce putout (audio) \

Definition of putout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

put out

verb
put out; putting out; puts out

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

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putout

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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 How to pronounce putout (audio) \

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