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 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 Oregon Trail: Workers at Cole Rivers Hatchery have put in new plastic water piping as a temporary fix to prevent another massive die-off of Rogue River spring chinook salmon eggs. USA TODAY, "Animation behind bars, Elliott the elk, SkyStar: News from around our 50 states," 10 Sep. 2019 These guys put in a ton of time, in practices and workouts and meetings. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Cal returns to work after big win over Huskies; LT Will Craig out for season," 9 Sep. 2019 The Duchess of Sussex put in a chic appearance at the US Open final this weekend. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's US Open Necklace Paid Tribute to Prince Harry and Baby Archie," 8 Sep. 2019 Over the past few years, the U.K. and European Union have put in place legislation as to how hookah can be marketed – prohibiting the alluring photos of exotic fruits and dripping chocolate. Fox News, "California lawmakers retreat on hookah ban citing 'Middle East cultural tradition'," 8 Sep. 2019 Krim has put in plenty of work since then, painting the interior and exterior, adding a new arcade/movie theater and introducing a few amenities to the entertainer’s backyard. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Former Sony/ATV Music chief Rick Krim pocket lists Beverly Hills home," 4 Sep. 2019 The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday shopping season. Christopher Rugaber, chicagotribune.com, "Consumers will soon see higher prices on many Chinese-made items as Trump’s latest round of tariffs take effect," 1 Sep. 2019 Jean Boxler of Albert Boxler wines in Alsace recently put in a few test vines, and a small community of interested winemakers are coming together to consider the long-term ramifications of global warming. Fortune, "Can New Grapes Save the Wine Industry From Climate Change?," 31 Aug. 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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