put before

ˈput be ˌfore [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they put before he/she/it puts before present participle putting before past tense put before past participle put before] phrasal verb
to formally offer an idea or proposal to someone for them to consider or accept

The new Criminal Justice bill is expected to be put before Parliament next month.

Thesaurus: to make a suggestionsynonym
Main entry: put

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put before [phrasal verb]
put (something) before (someone or something) : to ask (a person or group) to make a decision about (something)

The problem of downtown parking was put before the mayor/council.

We should put this question before the voters.

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Main Entry:put

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • before — 1 conjunction 1 earlier than the time when something happens: Say goodbye before you go. | It will be sometime before we know the full results. 2 so that something bad does not happen: Put that money somewhere safe before it gets stolen. | That… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • before — be|fore1 W1S1 [bıˈfo: US ˈfo:r] conj 1.) earlier than a particular event or action ≠ ↑after ▪ Say goodbye before you go. ▪ I saw her a few days before she died. see usage note ↑ago 2.) so that something does not or cannot happen ▪ Put that money… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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