put in

put in; putting in; puts in

Definition of put in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 forhad to retire and put in for a pension— Seymour Nagan


biographical name
Pu·​tin | \ ˈpü-tin How to pronounce Putin (audio) \

Definition of Putin (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms for put in

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of put in in a Sentence

Verb put in a crop of winter wheat
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The people who have put in place such safeguards, experts say, tend to be better educated, with intact families and substantial financial resources. Joe Sexton, ProPublica, "Journalism That Holds Power to Account," 3 Nov. 2019 Vaughn will play an out-of-control culinary show host who gets put in his place by Horgan's antique shop owner in the romantic drama, which Endeavor Content is selling worldwide. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wedding Crasher' Meets 'Catastrophe': Vince Vaughn, Sharon Horgan Set for 'The Last Drop'," 1 Nov. 2019 Millions of women travel from all over Vietnam to work in factories in the country’s large industrial parks, putting in long hours to earn roughly $180 a month. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "Who looks after the children of the workers who make our clothes?," 31 Oct. 2019 But keep in mind that these systems are mostly put in place for safety reasons. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Could Someone Actually Steal a U.S. Nuke?," 25 Oct. 2019 The star of The Lion King put in an appearance at the opening of the Tyler Perry Studio just last week. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Rocks a Revealing Cut-Out Jacket and Lace Mini Skirt by Christopher Kane," 10 Oct. 2019 Firefighters said communications tools were lacking during the Cedar Fire, but since then systems have been put in place including San Diego County’s Reverse 911 system called Alert San Diego, and Cal Fire’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Experts share tips for surviving a fire," 17 Sep. 2019 Some workers put in at least 100 overtime hours each month, during busy production periods. Mark Gurman, Fortune, "Apple Admits Breaking Chinese Labor Laws in the World’s Largest iPhone Factory," 9 Sep. 2019 Though not on the score sheet himself, Firmino put in a dazzling performance to earn the man of the match award despite starting the game from the bench. Matias Grez, CNN, "Liverpool battles back against Newcastle to maintain perfect start to the season," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of put in


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

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The first known use of put in was in the 15th century

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