Phrasal Verbs with Put: List I
Put (effort) into: To try
He put a lot of effort into studying for the exam.
They put their best effort into completing the project on time.
She puts a great deal of effort into her work to achieve success.
Put across: Explain or state something clearly and understandably
He struggled to put his ideas across during the presentation.
They successfully put their message across to the audience.
She was able to put her thoughts across in a concise and articulate manner.
Put aside: Save (money)
He makes it a habit to put aside a portion of his income for savings.
They are trying to put aside some money for a vacation.
She puts aside a fixed amount each month for her retirement fund.
Put aside: Ignore or intentionally disregard (something), temporarily or permanently
He decided to put aside his personal differences with his coworker for the sake of the project.
They agreed to put their disagreements aside and work towards a common goal.
She chose to put aside her own feelings and support her friend in need.
Put asunder: Sunder; disjoin; separate; disunite; divorce; annul; dissolve
They realized they could no longer live together and decided to put their marriage asunder.
The contract was legally put asunder due to a breach of terms.
She decided to put asunder her business partnership and start anew.
Put away: Place out of the way, clean up
After finishing dinner, she put away the dishes and cleaned the kitchen.
He always makes sure to put away his tools after using them.
They helped put away the toys and tidied up the playroom.
Put away: Store, add to one’s stores for later use
She likes to put away extra supplies in case they are needed in the future.
They decided to put away some money every month for their children's education.
He regularly puts away canned goods and non-perishable items in the pantry.
Put away: Consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities
He was so hungry that he put away an entire pizza by himself.
They managed to put away several plates of sushi at the all-you-can-eat buffet.
She can really put away ice cream and finish a whole tub in one sitting.
Put away: Send (someone) to prison
The judge decided to put him away for his involvement in the crime.
They were determined to put away the dangerous criminal and ensure public safety.
The prosecutor presented enough evidence to put the murderer away for life.
Put away: Knock out an opponent
In the boxing match, he delivered a powerful punch that put his opponent away.
They trained hard to develop a devastating punch that could put their opponents away.
She landed a strong kick that put her opponent away and secured her victory.
Put away: Take a large lead in a game, especially enough to guarantee victory
They scored four goals in the first half to put the game away early.
He hit a home run in the ninth inning to put the game away and seal the win.
She made a series of consecutive shots to put the match away and claim the championship.
Put back: Return something to its original place
After reading, she put the book back on the shelf.
They borrowed some tools and promised to put them back when they were finished.
He accidentally grabbed the wrong folder and had to put it back in the filing cabinet.
Put back: Postpone an arranged event or appointment
They had to put back the meeting to next week due to scheduling conflicts.
She asked to put her dental appointment back by a few days.
He decided to put back the deadline for the project to allow more time for preparation.
Put back: Drink fast; to knock down alcohol
After a long day, he went to the bar and put back a few shots of whiskey.
They decided to celebrate with some champagne and put back a bottle in no time.
She can really put back beer and outdrink most of her friends.
Put back: Change the time in a time zone to an earlier time
He needs to remember to put back his watch when traveling to a different time zone.
They adjusted their clocks to put them back one hour for daylight saving time.
She forgot to put back the alarm clock after changing the batteries.
Put by: Preserve food by canning, freezing, drying, etc.
She likes to put by fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden for the winter.
They learned how to put food by to have supplies during times of scarcity.
He decided to put by some homemade jam for gifts to family and friends.
Put by: Perform an action without attracting attention
He managed to put by without anyone noticing his secret plan.
They tried to put by discreetly and avoid drawing
too much attention to their activities.
She quietly puts by her tasks and completes them with efficiency.
Put by: Save money
He makes it a habit to put by a portion of his income for future expenses.
They are trying to put by some money each month for a down payment on a house.
She has been able to put by enough savings for a dream vacation.
Put by: Run a ship aground intentionally to avoid a collision
The captain had to make a split-second decision and put the ship by to prevent a major accident.
They faced a dangerous situation and had to put the boat by to avoid colliding with rocks.
She skillfully puts the vessel by to navigate through treacherous waters.
Put down: Insult, belittle, or demean
He tends to put others down to make himself feel superior.
They should never put people down based on their appearance or abilities.
She was hurt by the constant put-downs and derogatory comments.
Put down: Pay
He put down the bill and left the restaurant in a hurry.
They generously put down the money for their friend's birthday gift.
She forgot her wallet, so he kindly offered to put the tab down.
Put down: Halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force
They managed to put down the rebellion and restore order in the city.
He called for backup to help put down the riot and disperse the crowd.
She used her authority to put down any dissent and maintain control.
Put down: Euthanize (an animal)
They made the difficult decision to put down their beloved dog due to severe illness.
The veterinarian gently put the injured cat down to end its suffering.
She couldn't bear to see her horse in pain anymore and chose to put it down with compassion.
Put down: Write (something)
He quickly put down the important details in his notebook.
They grabbed a pen and started to put their thoughts down on paper.
She took notes during the lecture to put the key points down.
Put down: Terminate a call; to hang up
He had to put down the phone abruptly due to an urgent matter.
They decided to put the call down after reaching a resolution.
She politely put down the receiver and ended the conversation.
Put down: Add a name to a list
They asked the attendees to put their names down for the upcoming event.
He made sure to put down everyone's contact information for the group project.
She forgot to put her name down on the sign-up sheet and missed the opportunity.
Put down: Make prices, or taxes, lower
They decided to put down the prices of their products to attract more customers.
He proposed a bill to put down the taxes on essential goods.
She negotiated with the seller to put the price down on the item she wanted to buy.
Put down: Place a baby somewhere to sleep
After feeding and burping the baby, she carefully put him down in the crib.
They gently put their sleeping newborn down in the bassinet.
He softly put the baby down on the bed and covered him with a blanket.
Put down: Land
The pilot skillfully put the plane down on the runway.
They had to put the helicopter down in a clearing due to engine trouble.
She safely put the drone down after completing the aerial photography.
Put down: Drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle
He offered to put her down at the train station on his way to work.
They decided to put the passengers down near the entrance of the amusement park.
She asked the driver to put her down at the corner of the street.
Put down: Cease, temporarily or permanently, reading (a book)
He couldn't get into the novel and decided to put it down after a few chapters.
They struggled to concentrate and kept putting the textbook down during study sessions.
She found the magazine uninteresting and put it down without finishing the article.
Put down as: Assume someone has a particular character from very little information
He made judgments and put her down as arrogant based on a brief encounter.
They mistakenly put him down as untrustworthy because of a rumor.
She was unfairly put down as lazy due to her relaxed demeanor.
Put down for: Record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something
They put him down for a donation towards the charity event.
He volunteered and put himself down for organizing the community cleanup.
She put her name down for the bake sale and offered to bring homemade cookies.
Put down to: State the cause of a situation
The doctor put his symptoms down to a mild allergy.
They put the delay down to heavy traffic on the highway.
She put their success down to hard work and perseverance.
Put forward: Propose for consideration
He put forward a new idea during the team meeting.
They put forward a motion to improve office efficiency.
She put forward her candidacy for the student council president.
Put forward: Change the time in a time zone to a later time
They decided to put the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
He forgot to put his watch forward when traveling to a different time zone.
She adjusted the clock in the car to put it forward one hour.
Put in: Place inside
She put the groceries in the refrigerator and pantry.
They carefully put the documents in a folder for safekeeping.
He put the toys in the storage bin after playing.
Put in: Apply, request, or submit
They decided to put in an application for the job opening.
He put in a request for time off to attend a family event.
She diligently put in her effort to complete the project on time.
Put in: Contribute
They all put in money to buy a farewell gift for their coworker.
He volunteered to put in extra hours to help with the project.
She decided to put in her skills and knowledge to support the community.
Put in: Call at, arrive at, or enter a place (e.g., to enter a harbor or port)
The ship put in at the port to unload its cargo.
He planned to put in at the café for a quick coffee break.
She put in at the airport to pick up her family.
Put in practice: Make (something) a practical reality
They finally put their plan into practice after months of preparation.
He urged the team to put their ideas into practice and test them out.
She studied hard and was able to put her knowledge into practice during the exam.
Put off: Procrastinate
He tends to put off doing his assignments until the last minute.
They kept putting off making a decision about their vacation plans.
She needs to stop putting off important tasks and start taking action.
Put off: Delay (a task, event, etc.)
The meeting has been put off until next week due to scheduling conflicts.
They had to put off the concert due to bad weather.
She decided to put off her travel plans until the following month.
Put off: Distract; to disturb the concentration of
The noise from the construction site put her off while she was studying.
They tried to ignore the distractions and not let them put them off their work.
He found it difficult to focus when someone would put him off with constant interruptions.
Put off: Cause to dislike; to discourage (from doing)
They were put off by his arrogant attitude and chose not to engage with him.
She didn't want to put them off from pursuing their dreams with negative comments.
He didn't let the setbacks put him off from pursuing his goals.
Put on: Don (clothing, equipment, or the like)
She put on her coat and gloves before going outside in the cold.
They put on their uniforms and prepared for the game.
He quickly put on his headphones to listen to his favorite music.
Put on: Fool, kid, deceive
He tried to put her on by pretending to be someone else on the phone.
They put on a magic show to entertain the children at the party.
She realized that he was just putting her on with his exaggerated stories.