In this lesson, you will learn commonly used phrasal verbs with PUT.
Useful PHRASAL VERBS with PUT
List of common phrasal verbs with PUT in English
1. Put across
- Explain or state something clearly and understandably
E.g. All good communicators try to use popular, well-understood examples to put across complex ideas.
2. Put aside
- Save (money)
E.g. I try to put a few dollars aside each week, just in case I need money in an emergency.
3. Put aside
- Ignore or intentionally disregard (something), temporarily or permanently
E.g. Let’s put our differences aside for the moment, and get this project finished.
4. Put asunder
- Sunder; disjoin; separate; disunite; divorce; annul; dissolve
E.g. What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.
5. Put away
- Place out of the way, clean up
E.g. I put the clothes away so as to neaten the room.
6. Put away
- Store, add to one’s stores for later use
E.g. Preparing for the worst, they put away food for the winter.
7. Put away
- Consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities
E.g. You wouldn’t think such a small person could put away so much food.
8. Put away
- Send (someone) to prison
E.g. After he was convicted, they put him away for 10 years.
9. Put away
- Knock out an opponent
E.g. He put away his opponent in the first round.
10. Put away
- Take a large lead in a game, especially enough to guarantee victory
E.g. They put the game away by scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
11. Put back
- Return something to its original place
E.g. He carefully put the vase back on the shelf.
12. Put back
- Postpone an arranged event or appointment
E.g. The meeting has been put back to 5.00 pm.
13. Put back
- Drink fast; to knock down alcohol
E.g. You’ll need to put that drink back quickly; it’s very nearly closing time.
14. Put back
- Change the time in a time zone to an earlier time
E.g. Don’t forget that this Sunday we put the clocks back an hour.
15. Put by
- Preserve food by canning, freezing, drying, etc.
E.g. Our family has been putting food by for generations.
16. Put by
- Perform an action without attracting attention
E.g. I managed to put that transaction by accounts payable.
17. Put by
- Save money
E.g. I have put a few hundred pounds by for a rainy day.
18. Put by
- Run a ship aground intentionally to avoid a collision
E.g. The Bow Spring put by to avoid colliding with the Manzanillo II.
19. Put down
- Insult, belittle, or demean
E.g. They frequently put down their little sister for walking slowly.
20. Put down
E.g. We put down a $1,000 deposit.
21. Put down
- Halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force
E.g. The government quickly put down the insurrection.
22. Put down
- Euthanize (an animal)
E.g. Rex was in so much pain, they had to put him down.
23. Put down
- Write (something)
E.g. Put down the first thing you think of on this piece of paper.
24. Put down
- Terminate a call; to hang up.
E.g. Don’t put the phone down. I want a quick word with him, too.
25. Put down
- Add a name to a list
E.g. I’ve put myself down for the new Spanish conversation course.
26. Put down
- Make prices, or taxes, lower
E.g. BP are putting petrol and diesel down in what could be the start of a price war.
27. Put down
- Place a baby somewhere to sleep
E.g. I had just put Mary down when you rang. So now she’s crying again.
28. Put down
E.g. The pilot managed to put down in a nearby farm field.
29. Put down
- Drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle
E.g. The taxi put him down outside the hotel.
30. Put down
- Cease, temporarily or permanently, reading (a book)
E.g. I was unable to put down The Stand: it was that exciting.
31. Put down as
- Assume someone has a particular character from very little information
E.g. I put him down as ignorant, but then discovered he is, in fact, a university professor!
32. Put down for
- Record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something
E.g. Put me down for one of the drivers.
33. Put down to
- State the cause of a situation
E.g. I put the high crime rate down to the high unemployment.
34. Put forward
- Propose for consideration
E.g. The Prime Minister put forward new plans to tackle corruption.
35. Put forward
- Change the time in a time zone to a later time
E.g. Don’t forget that this Sunday we put the clocks forward an hour.
36. Put in
- Place inside
E.g. Just put in the key for the ignition and turn it.
37. Put in
- Apply, request, or submit
E.g. I’m going to the bank to put in for a transfer.
38. Put in
E.g. I put in an extra hour at work today.
39. Put in
- Call at, arrive at, or enter a place (e.g., to enter a harbor or port)
E.g. The ship puts in to port today.
40. Put in practice
- Make (something) a practical reality
E.g. But there remain two problems to resolve before the plan can be put into practice.
41. Put off
E.g. Don’t put off your homework to the last minute.
42. Put off
- Delay (a task, event, etc.)
E.g. The storm put off the game by a week.
43. Put off
- Distract; to disturb the concentration of
E.g. Please be quiet. I’m trying to concentrate and you’re putting me off.
44. Put off
- Cause to dislike; to discourage (from doing)
E.g. Almost drowning put him off swimming.
45. Put on
- Don (clothing, equipment or the like)
E.g. Why don’t you put on your jacket. It’s cold.
46. Put on
- Fool, kid, deceive
E.g. You must be putting me on.
47. Put on
- Assume, adopt or affect; to behave in a particular way as a pretense
E.g. Why are you putting on that silly voice?
48. Put on
- Play (a recording)
E.g. I’ll put on your favorite record.
49. Put on
- Initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop
E.g. I’ll put on some coffee for everybody.
50. Put on
- Perform for an audience
E.g. The actors put on a show.
51. Put oneself across
- Explain one’s ideas and opinions clearly so that another person can understand them and get a picture of your personality
E.g. It is very important to put yourself across well at a job interview.
52. Put out
- Place outside or eject
E.g. Don’t forget to put out the cat.
53. Put out
E.g. The factory puts out 4000 units each day.
54. Put out
- Injure a part of the body, especially a joint
E.g. Don’t put out your back trying to lift that.
- 55. Put out
- Extinguish (a flame or light)
E.g. They worked for days to put out the brushfire.
56. Put over
- State, or explain a concept in a clear, understandable manner
E.g. Professor Jones is a good teacher. He knows how to put his ideas over to the students.
57. Put past
- Conclude that (someone) would not do something
E.g. Would he go so far as to call the police? I wouldn’t put it past him.
58. Put through
E.g. Please hold the line a moment while I put you through to the sales office.
59. Put through
- Cause to endure
E.g. After all the grief my wife has put me through, I wonder why I’m still with her.
60. Put to
- Ask or pose a question, or make a proposal
E.g. I’ll put it to the committee and see what they say.
61. Put together
- Assemble, construct, build or formulate
E.g. We’ll need to put together a plan if we want to get this project finished.
62. Put up
- Place in a high location
E.g. Please put up your luggage in the overhead bins.
63. Put up
- Hang or mount
E.g. Many people put up messages on their refrigerators.
64. Put up
- Cajole or dare to do something
E.g. I think someone put him up to it.
65. Put up
- Store away
E.g. Be sure to put up the tools when you finish.
66. Put up
- House, shelter, or take in
E.g. We can put you up for the night.
67. Put up
- Present, especially in “put up a fight”
E.g. That last fighter put up quite a fight.
68. Put up
- Provide funds in advance
E.g. Butty Sugrue put up £300,000 for the Ali–Lewis fight.
69. Put up
- Make available, to offer
E.g. The picture was put up for auction.
70. Put up with
- Endure, tolerate, suffer through, or allow, especially something annoying
E.g. I put up with a lot of nonsense, but this is too much.