Phrasal verbs with put

Here is a list of phrasal verbs with put. Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

Put aside

To put something aside is to save it for use at a later time.

  • You have to put some money aside for your retirement.

To put something aside is to reserve it for somebody.

To put aside your differences is to forget them.

  • We decided to put aside our differences and become friends again.

Put away

To put something away is to put it in its place after you have finished working with it.

  • Don’t forget to put your toys away after you have finished playing.

To put somebody away is to put them to prison.

  • He was put away for 8 years for drug trafficking.

Put off

To put something off is to postpone it.

  • The examinations have been put off.
  • We can’t put this off. This has to be done today itself.

Put out

To put something out is to stop it from burning.

  • The firemen couldn’t put out the fire.

Put through

To put somebody through is to connect them by telephone.

  • I asked the receptionist to put me through to the manager.

To put someone through something is to make them go through unpleasant situations.

  • You have put your wife through a lot.

Put up

To put somebody up is to provide them with food and accommodation.

  • My friend has agreed to put me up for a few days.