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English Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs with PUT

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
Put across Clearly explain something; make yourself understood. "She certainly knew how to put across her ideas!”
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 down 1) Stop holding something.
2) Make a note of something
3) Pay part of the cost.
4) Stop by force; crush
1)"Put that knife down!"
2) Please put down the date in your calendar.
3) They put down a 5% deposit on the apartment.
4) The rebellion was put down by armed forces.
Put down to Consider that something is caused by something. "Anna's irritability was put down to tiredness."
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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