Phrasal verb is the name given to an English verb which is composed of two or three words.
Useful PHRASAL VERBS with PUT – Video
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.