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1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position
  • you can put this box next to the bookshelf

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2 to convey in appropriate or telling terms
  • tried to think of a good way of putting the news

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3 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
  • put the time of the photograph at about noon

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4 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty
  • a proposal to put a special tax on luxuries

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6 to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event
  • deciding to go for broke, he put $1000 on a horse that had 20 to 1 odds

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The first known use of put was in the 12th century

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“Put.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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