Using, Definition and Examples; Put away, put off, put by, put (sb) down, put (sb) through, put on, put up with. Follow the list;
Put ( sth) off:
Meaning: to decide or arrange to delay an event or activity until a later time or date
- Last year, the election was put off for one week.
- You should not put off studying for the math’s exam because the exam is tomorrow.
- The flights in many countries will put off due to the bad weather conditions.
Put (sb) off:
Meaning: to make someone dislike something or someone, or to discourage someone from doing something:
- The smell of this liquid adhesive always put me off.
- Sitting at the computer for a long time put a lot of people off.
- My boy friend’s behaviours put me right off him.
Put up with:
Meaning: to accept an unpleasant situation or experience, or someone who behaves unpleasantly, to tolerate
- I can not put up with the things that are dirty.
- I don’t understand why John puts up with his wife because she is crazy.
- How has Alice put up with their complaints?
Meaning: to stay somewhere or to place in a specified location
- They will put up at a hotel in the city center tomorrow.
- Mary and Paul put up at a small summerhouse for the night.
- The teacher put up the book on the table and start to write important things on the board.
Meaning: to dress, wear or to place a garment, jewellery, etc. on part of one’s body
- The child put on a coat and shoes to go outside.
- Lisa will put on a cotton dress at the party.
- Don’t forget to put on your hat when you go out. The weather is very sunny.
- Put the socks on your feet, please. Otherwise you will be sick.
Put (sb) through:
Meaning: to connect a person using a phone to the person they want to speak
- I put through all phone calls at this company in the past.
- The operator put me through to an authorized person.
- Could you put me through to customer services, please?
Put (sb) down:
Meaning: to make someone feel silly or not important by criticizing them
- The child angrily asked his mother that did you have to put me down in front of everybody like that?
- You are always putting me down.
- Teachers should not put their students down in front of their friends.
- I feel put down when you behave like that.
- Stop putting yourself down. You’re a very intelligent woman.
Meaning-1: to write something on a piece of paper
- Could you put your phone number down on the paper, please?
- Put your name down on the list.
Meaning-2: to put someone or something onto a surface, especially the floor
- Susan put her school’s bag down and went outside.
- I’m putting the books down.
Put ( sth) aside/by:
Meaning: to save an amount of money to use later:
- I and my wife put by a few pounds every week.
- You should try to put by some money. You may need it in the future.
- As a family, we need to teach children how to put money aside.
- He tries to put a little by each month for bills.
Put ( sth) away:
Meaning: to put something in the place or container where it is usually kept, to tidy
- Please,put your toys away now.
- He put the notebook away and stood up.
- She put away the dress in the box after the wedding.
Put ( sth/sb) forward:
Meaning: to state an idea or opinion, or to suggest a plan or person, for other people to consider
- We expect you to put forward serious proposals.
- They do not seem to be convinced by the arguments that he put forward.
- She wanted us to put her name forward as a donor.
- The peace plan will be put forward in the following days.