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.
(informal) to tell a lot of people about something, especially something that is not true
• Someone put about it that he will resign.
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.
to put something in the place where it is usually kept
• You should put your toys away after playing.
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?
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.
to suggest something for consideration
• He put forward a proposal at the meeting.
to change something to a later time or date
• We’ve put off the trip until September.
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.
to stop something from burning or shining
• The firefighters quickly put out the fire.