put in

verb
1. introduce (Freq. 6)
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Insert your ticket here

Syn: ↑insert, ↑enclose, ↑inclose, ↑stick in, ↑introduce
Derivationally related forms: ↑introduction (for: ↑introduce), ↑inclosure (for: ↑inclose), ↑enclosure (for: ↑enclose), ↑insertion (for: ↑insert), ↑insert (for: ↑insert)
Hypernyms: ↑put, ↑set, ↑place, ↑pose, ↑position, ↑lay
Hyponyms:
plug, ↑inoculate, ↑inset, ↑glass, ↑catheterize, ↑catheterise, ↑cup, ↑intersperse, ↑interlard, ↑feed, ↑feed in, ↑slip, ↑foist, ↑inject, ↑shoot
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something PP

2. break into a conversation (Freq. 2)
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her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation

Syn: ↑chime in, ↑cut in, ↑butt in, ↑chisel in, ↑barge in, ↑break in
Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up, ↑cut off
Hyponyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

3. keep or lay aside for future use (Freq. 2)
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store grain for the winter

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The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

Syn: ↑store, ↑hive away, ↑lay in, ↑salt away, ↑stack away, ↑stash away
Derivationally related forms: ↑store (for: ↑store), ↑storage (for: ↑store)
Hypernyms: ↑keep, ↑hold on
Hyponyms:
bin, ↑computerize, ↑computerise, ↑victual, ↑roll up, ↑collect, ↑accumulate, ↑pile up, ↑amass, ↑compile, ↑hoard, ↑hive
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. set up for use (Freq. 1)
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install the washer and dryer

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We put in a new sink

Syn: ↑install, ↑instal, ↑set up
Derivationally related forms: ↑instalment (for: ↑instal), ↑installing (for: ↑instal), ↑installment (for: ↑install), ↑installation (for: ↑install), ↑installing (for: ↑install)
Hypernyms: ↑put, ↑set, ↑place, ↑pose, ↑position, ↑lay
Hyponyms: ↑retrofit, ↑reinstall, ↑post, ↑put up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

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They want to put in the doors

5. make an application as for a job or funding (Freq. 1)
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We put in a grant to the NSF

Syn: ↑submit
Derivationally related forms: ↑submitter (for: ↑submit)
Hypernyms: ↑apply
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

6. to insert between other elements
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She interjected clever remarks

Syn: ↑interject, ↑come in, ↑interpose, ↑throw in, ↑inject
Derivationally related forms: ↑interposition (for: ↑interpose), ↑interjection (for: ↑interject)
Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up, ↑cut off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑come in)

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[with direct speech] interrupt a conversation or discussion

"But you're a sybarite, Roger," put in Isobel

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put in [phrasal verb]
1 put (something) in or put in (something)
1 a : to make (something) ready to be used in a certain place :install

We put in new cabinets just last year.

In order to fix the car they have to put in a new engine.

1 b : to add (a comment) to a conversation or argument

She put a quick comment in about her busy schedule.

I'd like to put in a few words on his behalf. [=to say something that supports him]

Would you mind putting in a good word for me? [=would you say something good about me?]

You will each have a chance to put in your two cents. [=to express your opinion]

1 c : to make an official statement, offer, or request

She put in a plea of not guilty. [=she pleaded not guilty]

I need to put in [=make, submit] a report about this.

You have two weeks to put in [=submit] a claim with the insurance company.

They are putting in [=making] a $300,000 offer for the house.

I'd like to put in [=place] an order for a dozen roses.

Contractors have begun putting in bids for the job.

1 d : to perform (a particular action)

They put in an amazing performance last night.

The prime minister put in a call to [=called] the White House.

I won't be able to stay at the party long, but I'll at least try to put in an appearance. [=to go to the party for a short time]

1 e : to work or do something for (an amount of time)

She put in 10 hours at the office yesterday.

She put in a long day at work.

He has put in his time (in jail), and now he is a free man.

2 put in (something) or put (something) in (something) : to use (a certain amount of energy or effort) when doing something

If we put in a little more effort, we could finish by this afternoon.

He puts a lot of energy in his performances.

3 put (something) in (something)
3 a : to invest (money) into (something)

She put her money in stocks and bonds.

3 b
— used to say what causes you to have faith, confidence, etc.

He puts his faith in reason/science.

putting her trust in God

4 put in for (something) : to ask for (something) in an official way : to formally request (something)

He put in for a leave of absence.

putting in for a promotion

5 of a boat or ship : to enter a harbor or port

The ship put in at Sydney.

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Main Entry:put

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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