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

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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Correa took one at-bat Monday, flying out to right field, and made one putout in the field during the second inning. Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Carlos Correa exits game with toe ailment," 2 Apr. 2018 Day avoided further damage with a strikeout, a runner being caught in a rundown and an unassisted putout at first. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Softball: Brazoswood rallies past Dawson, 2-1," 6 Mar. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

His goal was to put out of business lenders who offer short-term loans at high interest rates to customers... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Partial Payday Reprieve," 20 Feb. 2019 Seattle Fire Department spokesperson Kristin Tinsley said firefighters were working to put out embers or smoldering fires that could cause the fire to reignite, and that process could take several days. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Four-alarm fire at lumber yard on Seattle’s Ship Canal still smoldering," 11 Nov. 2018 Circa 2013 this was a publisher that mainly put out small adventure games. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Free copies of Thimbleweed Park, major overhauls for Fallout 76 and The Bard's Tale IV," 18 Feb. 2019 Case in point: an art publisher once put out a zine titled Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "I Am the Night," 5 Feb. 2019 For something a little more fun, try the Ariana Grande–inspiring classic ’90s flick starring the unbeatable trifecta of Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, and Bette Midler, who play wives suddenly put out to pasture by their midlife-crisis-having husbands. Vogue, "These Are the Best Anti–Valentine’s Day Movies to Make You Very Glad You’re Single," 12 Feb. 2019 With the premiere date for season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery closing in, CBS has put out a new trailer that plays its biggest card: Spock is coming to the show. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: True Detective, Once Upon a Deadpool, Godzilla, and more," 15 Dec. 2018 Y'all love that 360 controller Valve put out some interesting data this week on PC controller usage. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: The Xbox 360 controller's continued dominance, Ace Attorney on PC, and The Crew 2's free weekend," 28 Sep. 2018 And fresh off the news that Netflix’s A Christmas Prince is getting a royal wedding sequel, the company just announced it’s putting out yet another royal-themed Christmas romance this year. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Netflix Is Releasing Another Royal Christmas Movie This Year Starring Vanessa Hudgens," 18 June 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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The first known use of putout was in the 14th century

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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 How to pronounce putout (audio) \

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