put in


  • Sadie uses the pond as a mirror to put a garland in her hair
    Sadie uses the pond as a mirror to put a garland in her hair
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put in introduce "Insert your ticket here"
    • v put in break into a conversation "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
    • v put in to insert between other elements "She interjected clever remarks"
    • v put in make an application as for a job or funding "We put in a grant to the NSF"
    • v put in set up for use "install the washer and dryer","We put in a new sink"
    • v put in keep or lay aside for future use "store grain for the winter","The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

he put his fingers in his mouth he put his fingers in his mouth

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.
    • Put in to introduce: to hand in: to appoint: to insert: to conduct a ship into a harbour
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  • Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs
    “I want to put a ding in the universe.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Put yourself in the other man's place and then you will know why he thinks certain things and does certain deeds.”
  • Mother Teresa
    “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.”
  • Roberto Clemente
    Roberto Clemente
    “If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.”
  • Bliss Carman
    Bliss Carman
    “Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer. It is joy and art.”


Put a bug in your ear - If you put a bug in someone's ear, you give him or her a reminder or suggestion relating to a future event.
Put a cork in it! - This is a way of telling someone to be quiet.
Put a sock in it - If someone tells you to put a sock in it, they are telling you to shut up.
Put all your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it - This is used as an unsympathetic way of telling someone to accept what you have just said.
Put you in mind - If something suggests something to you, it puts you in mind of that thing.
Put you in the picture - If you put someone in the picture, you tell them the information they need to know about something.
Put your foot in it - If you put your foot in it, you do or say something embarrassing and tactless or get yourself into trouble.
Put your foot in your mouth - If you put your foot in your mouth, you say something stupid or embarrassing.
Put yourself in someone's shoes - If you put yourself in someone's shoes, you imagine what it is like to be in their position.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. potian, to push; prob. Celt., as Gael. put, W. pwtio.


In literature:

A great mass of eggs is too much to put in a jar, a few dozen eggs in a pint of water will be more likely to develop.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
He puts in a bad purse that puts in his pechan.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Form in an oblong loaf, put in pan and bake half hour in a hot oven, basting two or three times with melted butter.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
Now put in a layer of veal; then more egg and continue in this way until the veal is used.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
At the convention held in Baltimore in June, Webster, Fillmore and Scott were put in nomination.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The books were put in order and a suit-case taken from the shelf in the closet.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
That flower must have been put in there with a meaning!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Don' lak butter put in nuthin I eats.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Bland, the housekeeper, to be put in water and kept in a safe place for her till the time.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
You'll be put in the jug for ten years, and you'll have to tell after all.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille

In poetry:

As for the arm,
unfortunately it grew.
Though mother said a withered arm
would put me in Who's Who.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton
The ashes that are left behind,
May serve to put thee still in mind,
That unto dust return thou must.
Thus thinke, then drinke tobacco.
"Tobacco" by George Wither
Or where, like those strange semblances we find
That age to childhood bind,
The elm puts on, as if in Nature's scorn,
The brown of Autumn corn.
"Spring" by Henry Timrod
"Thus neither the praise nor the blame is our own,
No room for a sneer, much less a cachinnus;
We are vehicles, not of tobacco alone,
But of anything else they may choose to put in us."
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton, Rector Of St. Mary Woolnoth" by William Cowper
Soul unto soul--in the moon's wizard glory,
Let us believe we are parts in a story:--
I am a poem; a poet you hear it
Whispered in star and in flower; a Spirit,
Love, puts my soul in your power.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
There be rwoses an' honeyzucks hangèn among
The bushes, to put in thy weäst; an' the zong
O' the nightingeäle's heärd in the hedges all roun';
An' I'll get thee a glow-worm to stick in thy gown.
"Zummer Evenèn Dance" by William Barnes

In news:

Software Tools to Be Put in Public Domain .
The closure is being put in place to limit the harvest of red snapper in the Gulf.
Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years.
For a couple of years in the mid-'90s, Tenfold mashed up and down the coast, putting in serious work on the California tour circuit.
The last thing young Roth had in mind as he grew up on Put-In-Bay Island in Lake Erie was to become a Latin teacher.
With Frank Gore ineffective in the second half, why not put in Brandon Jacobs to see if can get tough inside yards.
Brazil put in the most dominating performance of the Women's World Cup when it crushed host China, 4-0, Friday in Wuhan.
4 guilty in abduction , killing of 2 Hamtramck women put in trunk.
In a clip from Thursday's episode, Heather is put in the middle of a very awkward Shepard family reunion.
"After Saddle Up, we've been contacted by other arenas in the area to put in a similar system," he says.
You have put in long hours of partying, socializing, football games and dating to arrive at this moment in a stone cold panic.
"The big thing with backpacks often is the amount of weight that is put in the backpacks ," said Keith Duerler, with Fitness Plus in Lexington.
In less than 30 minutes of being put in her kennel Katsu, the husky puppy, had torn a quarter-sized hole in her bed.
Big news yesterday in the United Kingdom, where the citizenry surveyed its domestic banking system and discovered that it couldn't find a single person trustworthy enough to put in the top job at the Bank of England.
Oakley will need to put in some work in order to earn floor time, and Vernon said that's what she's about nowadays.

In science:

Now, taking the differential means to put in one more multiplication in all possible ways.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
J = β Z pd3r + β Z λρd3r − It is shown furthermore in that Eq. (67) can be put in the equivalent form J = −β Z ρ Z ρ β Z ρΦd3r + C.
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
Put another way, ˜Pj is the asymptotic frequency of the j th class of Π when the classes are put in order of their least elements.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
It would be very interesting to understand better if such a relation is true and to put in a quantitative form.
On the probabilistic approach to the random satisfiability problem
C.2 Consequences: Results put in context For r = 1 and ˜N is Hermitian, (70) directly implies that the ith eigenvalue of M is perturbed as |ˆλi (ǫ)| = ǫ| ˜Nii | + O(ǫ2 ) ≤ ǫkNk∞ + O(ǫ2 ).
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction