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
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.
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.
to apply for Something
Example: I decided to put in for a job as deputy secretary.
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.
to stop burning
Example: It took two hours to put out the fire.
Example: Put away any valuable or breakable objects.
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.
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.
It also means – Painless killing of an animal
Example: Our dog was suffering so we had to put her down.
to save money
Example: Try to put by a little bit each week.
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.