Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to enter a harbor; to sail into port.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Usually Warren was very much interested, although he did have a hard time with the long names and he thought it would have been easier if Mr. Longfellow had just gone ahead and told the story, as Mr. Tanner told his, without stopping to put in all the hard words.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

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

    Playing Together

  • Not only do I have to put in lots of mutational work in order to end up so different in humans and kangaroos, despite our close cousinship according to this tree, I also have to put in lots of mutational work in the other direction, in order to ensure that, despite their great separation on this particular tree, humans and chimps somehow ended up with such similar haemoglobin-A.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Nonhumans—cats and dogs are very popular—like to put in appearances.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • I remember Japanese maple trees, forsythia in bloom, the blush pink of a flowering crab, or euonymus branches with their bare, intricately twisted limbs, a few of which she would clip regularly to put in a tall vase in her window.

    No More Words

  • Therefore the whole fleet would have to put in at Paraetonium to top up the barrels.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • The wreath of flowers Susan-nah had left for her was still on the table, and he twirled her across the room to put in on her head.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • Skip trace is the method of tracking down a missing person—one who has “skipped,” or run away—by checking credit-card and hotel registration records, as in “the girl in the drop-dead dress at the dead drop hired Mr. Keene to put in a skip trace to find the deadbeat dad.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • French sent in five of Stribling's guns— two 24-pounder brass howitzers and three 12-pounder Napoleons—and decided to put in pits at the rear of the fort's two 32-pounders.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • No—I heard her tell Bertha Dorset that she had six months to put in while her husband was taking the cure in the Engadine.

    The House of Mirth

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