put out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put out administer an anesthetic drug to "The patient must be anesthetized before the operation","anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth"
    • v put out thrust or extend out "He held out his hand","point a finger","extend a hand","the bee exserted its sting"
    • v put out prepare and issue for public distribution or sale "publish a magazine or newspaper"
    • v put out retire "he was put out at third base on a long throw from left field"
    • v put out deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion "smother fires"
    • v put out cause to be out on a fielding play
    • v put out put out considerable effort "He put out the same for seven managers"
    • v put out to cause inconvenience or discomfort to "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
    • v put out be sexually active "She is supposed to put out"
    • v put out put out, as of a candle or a light "Douse the lights"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
    • Put out to expel, to extinguish: to place at interest: to extend: to publish: to disconcert: to offend: to expend: to dislocate
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    “When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.”
  • Florence King
    “Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”
  • Malcolm X
    “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.”
  • Irwin Cory
    Irwin Cory
    “Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.”


Put somebody's nose out of joint - If you put someone's nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you.
Put someone out to pasture - If someone is put out to pasture, they are forced to resign or give up some responsibilities.


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


In literature:

However, he was a little put out at not seeing the would-be bride.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
He put out his hands to help her out.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
I put out my hand and felt for Barbara's; it came straight to mine.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
The postoffice was put out of business on Tuesday and it was not until Sunday that any sort of service was attempted.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Deacon Pitts was real put out, for him, an' the parson tried not to take no notice.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
These must be put out and exposed to the sun at least once a week to clear them of fleas and bugs.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
We jest leave everything setting right whar it is, 'cepting putting out de fire and grabbing all de pots and kettles.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Once or twice when she heard sounds, she put out her hand and touched the bell; but the sounds did not recur.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Duplay with an exclamation of surprise put out his hand for the letter.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
The stars one by one put out their little lights and vanished into the blue.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed

In poetry:

My constant, welcome guest,
Abide within my breast;
Cast all its evil out,
Put all Thy foes to rout.
"Hymn (III)" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Would they put me out of pain, dear,
Out of all my pain,
Since I may not live again, dear,
Never live again!
"Lament" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
O slowly, slowly raise she up,
And slowly put she on;
And slowly rode she out the way,
Wi mony a weary groan.
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
When you lie with me and love me,
You give me a second life of young gold;
And when you lie with me and love me not,
I am as one who puts out hands in the dark
And touches cold wet death.
"Micra" by Edward Powys Mathers
"It was the English," Kaspar cried,
"Who put the French to rout;
But what they fought each other for,
I could not well make out;
But everybody said," quoth he,
"That 'twas a famous victory.
"After Blenheim" by Robert Southey
"Thou hast put out the soul of thy sight;
Thou hast sought to my foemen as friend,
To my traitors that kiss me and smite,
To the kingdoms and empires of night
That begin with the darkness, and end.
"Perinde AC Cadaver" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The libertarian magazine Reason has put out this video with mock attack ads from the John Adams-Thomas Jefferson election of 1800, using language uttered in that campaign.
Nelly Furtado's been putting out an album every three years like clockwork since the turn of the century.
Goldman Sachs put out a research note on Oct 26 highlighting median S&P 500 index returns in the months following presidential elections going back to 1976.
After welcoming guitarist Dino Cazares back into the band and putting out a successful seventh studio album, Mechanize, in early 2010, modern metal giants Fear Factory have returned.
Insurers are putting out mobile games with astonishing regularity.
ANTI-MOGULS: Amanda and Britt Brown's Not Not Fun label puts out as many as 20 releases a year.
The vinyl record label that's putting out the Sic Alps EP as well as other tasty treats.
LAUREL CANYON— During the early morning of Friday, December 30, it took 56 Los Angeles firefighters 35 minutes to put out a fire that damaged the former Laurel Canyon home of Jim Morris on , who was the lead singer of The Doors.
While the Department of Defense hasn't yet put out the names of the 14 soldiers who were killed in Wednesday's crash, several of the families have come forward to say their soldier was among the dead.
Morning News — Leslie Mielke Blackfoot firemen put out the fire at 713 W 10 N in Riverside Wednesday afternoon.
Cuomo Putting Out Own Program Bill On "Last In, First Out" Teacher Seniority System.
My friend Robbie and I had been bass fishing when it got time to fire up the grill, so we decided to put out our rods and reels while we ate.
He says there has been information put out that is not correct.
Rita Burris with the Indiana Fire Department told The Associated Press that firefighters are still working to put out the flames after the explosion around 11 pm Saturday.
Newsy Bits American Way Crushes on Nashville With Cover Story, Academy of Country Music Pledges $2.5 Million to Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville TV Series Puts out Open Casting Call for Extras.

In science:

Therefore we introduce a dual Abelian tensor field as an auxiliary field in order to put out quadratic term of K i µν .
Renormalizable Abelian-projected effective gauge theory derived from Quantum Chromodynamics II
Other authors, such as LeVeque (1998a), have suggested ways of informing Godunov-type hydro solvers of the gravity source term by notionally putting a constant jump into the energy and density field given to the Riemann solver to cancel out the source term while maintaining the cell-average quantities.
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes
These authors propose that if the cosmic ray microquasar proton component is ruled out by observations, one could put interesting constraints on the particle content in microquasar jets by the observation of the 511 keV line with INTEGRAL.
Microquasars as sources of high energy phenomena
Put in simple terms, when we consider the citation distribution for just the later papers in a field and exclude the earlier ones, we tend to throw out the papers with the highest numbers of citations.
The first-mover advantage in scientific publication
In the other extreme, where the data is largely insensitive to a parameter, the mean and standard deviation that come out of the fit are approx imately equal to the mean and standard deviation put into the prior.
Precision charm physics, m_c and alpha_s from lattice QCD