10 English Phrasal Verbs using PUT

A Phrasal Verb consists of a verb and a preposition or adverb that changes the meaning. In this lesson let us learn the common phrasal verbs with put to use them in your daily conversation.

PUT up with

to tolerate
Example 1: I can’t put up with it any longer.
Example 2: I can’t put up with him anymore, he’s driving me crazy.

PUT on

to wear
Example: She put on a new pair of nylon socks.

It also means – To become fat
Example: He has put on a lot of weight.

PUT in

to apply for Something
Example: I decided to put in for a job as deputy secretary.

PUT off

Postpone /to delay
Example 1:  Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Example 2: They put off the conference until next Friday.

PUT out

to stop burning
Example: It took two hours to put out the fire.

PUT away

to tidy
Example: Put away any valuable or breakable objects.

PUT across

to explain Something clearly /To communicate something
Example 1: He was trying to put across a serious point
Example 2: I just want to put across my point to him.

PUT down

to write
Example: Put down your name in capitals.

It also means – to insult/humiliate
Example: My boss always puts me down in front of my co-workers.

12 Different Meanings of PUT DOWN with Example Sentences

It also means – Painless killing of an animal
Example: Our dog was suffering so we had to put her down.

PUT by

to save money
Example: Try to put by a little bit each week.

PUT through

to connect somebody by phone
Example 1: He asked to be put through to John.
Example 2: Could you put me through to the supervisor, please.

It also means – To make someone experience something very unpleasant
Example: He’s put me through hell.

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