70 Common Phrasal Verbs with PUT in English

In this lesson, you will learn commonly used phrasal verbs with put...

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Useful PHRASAL VERBS with PUT – Video

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

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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           

  • Pay         

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           

  • Land     

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  

  • Contribute         

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

  • Procrastinate     

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

  • Produce               

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       

  • Connect              

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

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