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 English Phrasal Verbs 

Commonly-used phrasal verbs.

 Phrasal Verbs with PUT 

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
Put away Return something to the place where it is usually kept. "Please put away the dictionary when you've finished using it”
Put back Replace, return to its proper place. "Please put the dictionary back on the shelf beside the others."
Put forward Propose or recommend something. "The chairman put forward a proposal to move to bigger offices."
Put off Postpone; delay; arrange a later date. "The meeting has been put off until next week because of the strike."
Put on Turn on / switch on. "Could you put on the light please?"
Put on Wear a garment or piece of clothing. "You'd better put on your coat - it's cold outside today."
Put out Extinguish "It took the fire fighters a long time to put out the fire."
Put (yourself) out off Go to a lot of trouble; be inconvenienced. "Please don't put yourself out for us."
Put (something) out Leave or place something outside the house. "Don't forget to put out the dustbin this evening."
Put through Connect two people (on the phone). "Just a moment please. I'll put you through to Mr. Brown."
Put up Erect, build, construct. “Danny put up a tent in the garden to keep the children happy."
Put (someone) up Accommodate; give someone a bed. "We can put you up if you'd like to come for the week-end."
Put up with Tolerate "I don't know how you can put up with the noise of all that traffic."

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