30+ Useful Phrasal Verbs with PUT in English

Phrasal verb is the name given to an English verb which is composed of two or three words.


1. Put into

  • Meaning: To try
  • Example: You've got to put some effort into your work.

2. Put across

  • Meaning: Communicate, convey a message
  • Example: He found it difficult to put across what he wanted to say at the meeting.

3. Put aside

  • Meaning: To ignore or forget something
  • Example: They decided to put aside their differences.

4. Put aside

  • Meaning: To save something so that you can use it later (especially money or time)
  • Example: I've been putting a bit of money aside every month.

5. Put away

  • Meaning: To store, to tidy
  • Example: The children need to put away their toys before bedtime.

6. Put away

  • Meaning: Put someone in prison
  • Example: The judge put him away for ten years for robbery.

7. Put back

  • Meaning: Rearrange something for a later time
  • Example: We’ve put the trip back until June now.

8. Put back

  • Meaning: Put something back in the correct place
  • Example: He put the dictionary back on the shelf after he'd finished the crossword.

9. Put by

  • Meaning: To save money for the future
  • Example: I try to put some money by every month towards our summer holiday.

10. Put down

  • Meaning: Kill an animal because it's old, ill, etc..
  • Example: He had his dog put down because it was in a lot of pain from its tumours.

11. Put down

  • Meaning: "Stop holding (but withdraw support gently)"
  • Example: Put the gun down slowly and keep your hands where I can see them.

12. Put down

  • Meaning: To make someone feel stupid or unimportant by criticizing them
  • Example: I am tired of him putting me down all the time.

13. Put down for

  • Meaning: Commit to make a payment
  • Example: I will put you down for $20 then.

14. Put down to

  • Meaning: Give as an explanation
  • Example: He didn't score many, but he can put that down to inexperience.

15. Put in

  • Meaning: Install
  • Example: They had to put in a whole new central heating system because the house was so cold.

16. Put in for

  • Meaning: Make a request
  • Example: We’ve put in for a grant to repair the building.

17. Put off

  • Meaning: Stop liking something or somebody
  • Example: Could you be quiet please - I'm trying to concentrate and you're putting me off.

18. Put off

  • Meaning: Postpone
  • Example: The concert's been put off until next month because the singer's got a throat infection.

19. Put on

  • Meaning: Get fat
  • Example: He's put on a lot of weight since he gave up smoking.

20. Put on

  • Meaning: Deceive, lie
  • Example: She is not putting him on.

21. Put on

  • Meaning: To start wearing an item of clothing
  • Example: We put our coats on before we went out.

22. Put out

  • Meaning: Extinguish a cigarette, fire, etc..
  • Example: He put out his cigarette before entering the building.

23. Put out

  • Meaning: Broadcast, publish something
  • Example: Police have put out a description of the man they wish to question.

24. Put out

  • Meaning: Disturb or trouble someone
  • Example: Would it be putting you out greatly if I asked to change to another day?

25. Put sth out

  • Meaning: To make a light stop shining by pressing a switch
  • Example: Please put the light out when you leave.

26. Put over

  • Meaning: Successfully execute (a scam, trick, etc.)
  • Example: She put over a clever practical joke on us.

27. Put sense into

  • Meaning: Help someone think logically
  • Example: I wanted to join the circus but she put some sense into my head and I changed my mind.

28. Put through

  • Meaning: To connect someone by phone
  • Example: Can you put me through to the Customer Service Department.

29. Put towards

  • Meaning: Make a financial contribution
  • Example: We each put £5 towards her leaving present.

30. Put up

  • Meaning: Allow someone to stay at your house for a night or a few days
  • Example: She put me up for the night because I'd missed the last bus.

31. Put up

  • Meaning: Increase prices, taxes, duties, etc.
  • Example: Several of the banks have decided to put up their interest rates.

32. Put up

  • Meaning: Show skill or determination in a contest, competition, fight, etc.
  • Example: He put up a great fight but lost.

33. Put up to

  • Meaning: Encourage someone to do something
  • Example: His friends put him up to stealing it.

34. Put sth up

  • Meaning: To fasten something to a wall or ceiling
  • Example: I need to put up some curtains in the bedroom.

35. Put up with

  • Meaning: Tolerate
  • Example: I can't put up with my neighbour's noise any longer; it's driving me mad.

36. Put forward

  • Meaning: To propose or suggest
  • Example: I would like to put forward my ideas for the new product.

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