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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAY PUT

He'll stay put if I have to lash him to the bunk with a chain cable.

Said she cal'lated I'd stay put till she got back from Thankful's.

"Stay put," he said sharply, as Quintana started to turn his head.

I have tried to place my thumb on it firmly and say, "There, darn you, stay put."

The alternative of the under-dog is to get intelligence and power, or stay put.

This time they are according to the new form and I suppose will stay put.

Besides, my youngsters were not the kind to stay put in a place of safety.

And as long as our railroads are owned and operated as at present, it is likely to stay put.

B and I scramble off the window and grab fixtures so as to stay put.

To use a condensed Americanism, the sides would not "stay put."

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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