Most Used Phrasal Verbs With Put
Most Used Phrasal Verbs With Put

Despite the fact that the verb put means "to move to or place in", it acquires a special meaning together with some prepositions. The most commonly used phrasal verbs with the verb put are listed below.

put about

(informal) to tell a lot of people about something, especially something that is not true  
• Someone put about it that he will resign.

put aside

1. to save something, especially time or money, for a particular purpose
 He puts some money aside every month for his retirement.

2. to ignore or stop thinking about something, especially a feeling or opinion
We should put aside our differences.

put away

to put something in the place where it is usually kept
 You should put your toys away after playing.

put back

1. to cause something to happen later than originally planned
 The fire put back the completion of the project.

2. to change the time of a clock to an earlier time 
 Have you put your clock back?

put down

1. to stop or end something by force 
 The army hardly put down the rebellion.

2. (of an aircraft) to land 
 The pilot had to put down the plane in a field.

put forward

to suggest something for consideration
 He put forward a proposal at the meeting.

put off

to change something to a later time or date
 We’ve put off the trip until September.

put on

1. to dress yourself in something
 She put on a white dress.

2. to apply something to your skin, face, etc.
 She put on make-up.

3. to become heavier
 I have put on several kilos recently.

put out

to stop something from burning or shining
 The firefighters quickly put out the fire.

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