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Phrasal verbs: To Put

To put aside (tr.): Ahorrar (especialmente dinero) para un uso posterior

  • We should start putting aside money to pay an English summer course for our daughter

To put (something) back: Atrasar la fecha de un evento

  • Next Monday our president will be abroad; we have to put the meeting back

To put (a watch) back / forward: Atrasar / adelantar un reloj

  • The 31st of October in Europe the watches have to be put back one hour

To put (something) back: Volver a colocar algo en su sitio

  • My kids never put their toys back; I always have to do it myself

To put down (tr.): Sofocar una rebelión / revuelta

  • The police put down the demonstration using tear gas

To put down (tr.): Escribir

  • I could put down the number plate of the car that hit yours

To put down (tr.): Poner en un sitio (lo contrario de pick-up)

  • I told my kid to put down the old watch but he didn't obey me

To put (something) down to (tr.): Atribuir a algo

  • He was very listless in the party but I put it down to his tiredness

To put forward (propuesta / idea): Proponer algo para su debate

  • I put forward a proposal in the last meeting but no one supported it

To put in (tr.): Colocar / instalar una maquina en su sitio

  • The technician came yesterday to put in the new dishwasher

To put in for ( a job / a post): Solicitar un trabajo

When I finished my studies I put in for a job in a bank

To put (someone) off: Comunicar a alguien que se retrasa una cita con él/ella

  • I invited him for dinner but had to put him off because I started feeling bad

To put off (an action): Postponer una acción

  • We should put off our tennis match; I will be very busy this afternoon

To put on (vestidos, joyas, etc.): Ponerse (lo contrario de take off)

  • Which dress are you going to put on for this weeding?

To put on (tr.): Poner en marcha un aparato apretando un interruptor

  • The first thing he does when arrives at home is to put on the TV

To put out (tr.): Apagar una luz / un fuego

  • Yesterday night you went to bed and forgot to put out the light

To be put out: Enfadar a alguien

  • I was very put out when she didn't invite me to her party

To put up (edificios, monumentos, etc.): Levantar

  • We need to put up a fence in the garden to avoid our dog goes out

To put (someone) up to (something): Explicar a alguien cómo hacer algo, normalmente un truco

  • My granny put my mother up to many of her delicious recipes

To put up with (something): Soportar algo pacientemente

  • We have to put up with our neighbours; they are really rude
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