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They've put lots of good weight-carriers off the track before they was due to go.

She put her arms about her neck, and affectionately inquired the cause of her distress.

"I'll put on the teakettle at once, Robert," said his mother, rising.

Then I shall have to put it out of your power to carry out your threat.

Robert shrank from informing him, but he knew it to be his duty, and he was too brave to put it off.

To the porter who answered his ring he handed the message to be put off at the first stop.

Miss Milbrey had put herself bravely in the path of Destiny.

Perhaps my father might have put that in a bottle also at a later date.

Then they launched the ship's boat, in which Bates had come to the island, and put out to sea.

When she had gone he picked up an envelope and put a bill inside.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English *putian, implied in putung "instigation, an urging," literally "a putting;" related to pytan "put out, thrust out" (of eyes), probably from a Germanic stem that also produced Danish putte "to put," Swedish dialectal putta; Middle Dutch pote "scion, plant," Dutch poten "to plant," Old Norse pota "to poke."

Meaning "act of casting a heavy stone overhead" (as a trial of strength) is attested from c.1300. Obsolete past tense form putted is attested 14c.-15c. To put down "end by force or authority" (a rebellion, etc.) is from c.1300. Adjective phrase put out "angry, upset" is first recorded 1887; to put out, of a woman, "to offer oneself for sex" is from 1947. To put upon (someone) "play a trick on, impose on" is from 1690s. To put up with "tolerate, accept" (1755) was originally to put up, as in "to pocket." To put (someone) on "deceive" is from 1958.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.