Definitions

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  • v. To place inside.
  • v. To apply, request, or submit.
  • v. To contribute.

Etymologies

From put + in (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you have very small flowerpots to put in the cachepot, cut only 3 inches from the bottom.

    Playing Together

  • A friend, Keith Anderson, reground the shaft and the cylinders and put in oversize rings and rebuilt the carburetor.

    First Man

  • Paul Nitze, Dean Achesons planning staff director, was put in charge of international security affairs.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Pusey, like other great scholars, was very simple-minded; he let himself be circumvented by the astute Provost Hawkins and put in the wrong.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The same freedom was gradually conceded to parish-priests and other members of the clergy, once they had duly been put in possession of their benefices.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • It seemed obvious to a lot of us in the Forbes camp that the Rove-managed campaign could have taken a piece of stationery that the former Forbes opposition researcher had put in its lap and produced an entirely counterfeit press release.

    How to Rig an Election

  • We talk awhile and I get something of a condensed history of the district—it has been around nearly a hundred years and the high-line—the elevated train track that runs from midtown to the Meatpacking District—was built in the forties so that the meat, which was ferried across from New Jersey, could be put in refrigerated train cars and brought downtown from the ferry landing at Thirty-fourth Street.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • “By the way, if you want some extra credit on the language assignment, put in ‘lunalai.’”

    Starfleet Academy: The Edge

  • After asking around, they were put in touch with Don McNamee.

    One of a Kind

  • “Okay,” he said, a bit chagrined to be put in a position of weakness, but still needing the help that only the Human Car Wash of Self-Esteem can provide.

    The Human Car Wash of Self-Esteem

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