put over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put over communicate successfully "I couldn't get across the message","He put over the idea very well"
    • v put over hold back to a later time "let's postpone the exam"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: February 17th, 1930, was the first flight by a cow in an airplane. The milk that was produced by the cow during the flight was put into containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis
    • Put over (Shak.) to refer: to send: to defer: to place in authority
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Quotations

  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.”
  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
    “The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.”
  • Darryl Somers
    Darryl Somers
    “It takes 50000 nuts to put a car together, but only one to scatter them all over the road.”
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    “The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper -- whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.”
  • Horace Walpole
    Horace%20Walpole
    “It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never puts dots over her I s, to save ink.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “The safest way to double your money is to fold over once and put it in your pocket.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Rayner immediately put up the helm; but before the vessel had answered to it, she heeled over till the water rushed over the deck.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
When so covered it is put on at bedtime, and a dry nightdress put on over it.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Some put their heads upon their arms, tilted hat or cap over their eyes.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Once he gets his fingers on this ruby, there 's no telling what he 'll try to put over on you.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
He never sinned at all, so His robe is put over us, and we can enter the gates.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
The potatoes were washed and boiled, and the pan was put over the fire and the bacon cut into slices and fried.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Put another one right over the pan, cap; there's no danger.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
I was working up to putting over the idea that my home was on the earth.
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Sarah had made the "shed" fire and the big wash kettle had been put over it.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Extra blankets had been put over the cots and rubber blankets over all, and the girls were quite willing to pull their flannel gym.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
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In poetry:

And it had to be watched
And guarded with care
From the time it was put in the ground,
For over there,
And everywhere,
Sad thieves were waiting around.
"John S. Crow" by Clara Doty Bates
"Oh, bury beside me my knife and six-shooter,
My spurs on my heel, my rifle by my side,
And over my coffin put a bottle of brandy,
That the cowboys may drink as they carry me along.
"The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)" by Frank Maynard
My heart is as black as the blackness of the sloe,
or as the black coal that is on the smith's forge;
or as the sole of a shoe left in white halls;
it was you that put that darkness over my life.
"Donal Og" by Anonymous Irish
Now put it in your dear trig shoe—
Lovers by scores will flock to you.
Dear Polly, you will always find
Both friends and fortune true and kind;
So hunt the hayfield over
And keep the four-leaved clover!
"A Four-leaved Clover" by Sarah Orne Jewett
OVER the meadow and down the lane
To the gate by the twisted thorn:
Your feet should know each turn of the way
You trod so many many a day,
Before the old love was put out of its pain,
Before the new love was born.
"True Love And New love" by Edith Nesbit
"Well, all of a sudden I felt a jar
And I said, "I’ll bet that’s a trolley car,"
And, sure enough, when I looked to see
I saw it had run right over me!
And my limbs and things were so scattered about
That for a moment I felt put out.
"Says Mister Doojabs" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Putting shingles over wet plywood likely to lead to problems in future.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at federal lawmakers deadlocked over the debt crisis Tuesday, accusing them of holding America "hostage" to political " posturing " and putting the Big Apple's economy at risk.
Indian power failure puts over 300 million in dark.
Business leaders put an end to silence over schools.
Cougars put forth complete effort in easy win over Washington State.
Researchers at the Council of State Governments Justice Center put the cost at $168 million over the past five years, at a minimum.
Over at Complex magazine's website they have a surprisingly long and detailed "50 Greatest Chicago Rap Songs" feature put together with the assistance of Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive.
Putting out some of the best robatayaki – meat, fish and veggies grilled over imported Japanese charcoal – you can have on this side of the Pacific.
Richard Howell scored 23 points, including two free throws to put the game away, to lead N.C. State to an 82-80 win over UNC- Asheville on Friday.
So this can put closure on the entire Favre saga over the past year.
End the MPAA rating fight over the anti- bullying documentary by putting it on the Web.
They didn't pave over paradise and put up a parking lot after all.
Kourtney Coleman put back a missed layup as the clock expired to give Troy women's basketball a 90-88 win over Alabama State at home on Sunday.
Cut butter in squares and put them evenly over the cake .
Calvary Lutheran's Trevor Dusheke puts up a shot over two Harrisburg defenders during Friday night's game at Trinity Lutheran.
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In science:

The bulge component can potentially be contaminated by AGN-related emission, and this process puts an upper limit on the potential over-estimate of our SFR density values from this cause.
The H alpha Galaxy Survey. IV. Star formation in the local Universe
When R is a subring of C finitely generated over Z, let S (R, p) denote the set of the generic points of the irreducible components of Spec(R ⊗ Z/pZ) for each prime number p, and we put S (R) := Sp S (R, p).
Good formal structure for meromorphic flat connections on smooth projective surfaces
Over the coming decade, the Planck satellite and sub-orbital experiments will continue mapping the polarization of the CMB, will put limits on B -modes, and may even detect a signal.
CMBPol Mission Concept Study: A Mission to Map our Origins
Finally, I would want this paper to be an opportunity to demonstrate that the TEI exists because it has been put together not so much by techies, but by scholars themselves who, over the last twenty years, constantly tried to find the best compromise between scientific expectations and technical constraints.
Questions & Answers for TEI Newcomers
In addition, for each of the models the light particle spectrum as well as their couplings are calculable, thus providing a ma jor advantage over models in which both the particle content and the couplings are put in the theory by hand.
New Gauge Bosons from String Models
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