put out

put out
I ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ
If you feel put out, you feel rather annoyed or upset.

I did not blame him for feeling put out...

He was plainly very put out at finding her there.

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1) PHRASAL VERB If you put out an announcement or story, you make it known to a lot of people.

[V P n (not pron)] The French news agency put out a statement from the Trade Minister. [Also V n P]

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2) PHRASAL VERB If you put out a fire, candle, or cigarette, you make it stop burning.

[V P n (not pron)] Firemen tried to free the injured and put out the blaze...

[V n P] He lit a half-cigarette and almost immediately put it out again.

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3) PHRASAL VERB If you put out an electric light, you make it stop shining by pressing a switch.

[V P n (not pron)] He crossed to the bedside table and put out the light. [Also V n P]

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4) PHRASAL VERB If you put out things that will be needed, you place them somewhere ready to be used.

[V P n (not pron)] Paula had put out her luggage for the coach...

[V n P] I slowly unpacked the teapot and put it out on the table.

5) PHRASAL VERB If you put out your hand, you move it forward, away from your body.

[V P n (not pron)] He put out his hand to Alfred...

[V n P] She put her hand out and tried to touch her mother's arm.

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6) PHRASAL VERB If you put someone out, you cause them trouble because they have to do something for you.

[V n P] It is a very sociable diet to follow because you don't have to put anyone out...

[V n P] I've always put myself out for others and I'm not doing it any more.

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7) PHRASAL VERB In a sporting competition, to put out a player or team means to defeat them so that they are no longer in the competition.

[V P n (not pron)] Another Spaniard, Emilio Sanchez, put out Jens Woehrmann in three sets.

[V n P of n] ...the debatable goal that put Villa out of the UEFA Cup in Milan. [Also V n P]

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8) See also put out

English dictionary. 2008.

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