Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word ‘put’. Each phrasal verb is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.
To put about is to start a rumor or to create trouble.
To put across is to communicate an idea well so that others can understand it.
- She could not put across her plan.
- He puts himself across well.
Put aside / by
To put something aside is to save it for future use. The expression ‘set aside’ has the same meaning.
Put aside can also mean ‘place to one side’.
- Put aside those books and come with me.
To put something away is to save it for later use.
- You must learn to put away a few dollars a week.
To put away is to discard.
- The master exhorted his students to put away those superstitions.
To put somebody away is to confine them in a mental hospital or a jail.
- He was put away for five years.
To put something down is to write it down or register.
To put down a rebellion is to suppress it.
Put down can also mean ‘attribute’ or ‘ascribe’.
- I would rather put down these mistakes to carelessness.
To put forth is to bring out or propose.
- No one has put forth a viable solution.
To put forth can also mean ‘exert’ or ‘exercise’.
- They put forth their best effort to win.
To put something forward is to propose it.
- Jane put forward an interesting idea.