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English verb: put out

1. put out (social) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

SamplesSorry to trouble you, but....

Synonymsbother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, trouble

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on

Narrower (hyponym)distress, straiten

2. put out (creation) put out considerable effort

SamplesHe put out the same for seven managers.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

3. put out (contact) deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

SamplesSmother fires.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)extinguish, snuff out


4. put out (body) thrust or extend out

SamplesHe held out his hand.
Point a finger.
Extend a hand.
The bee exserted its sting.

Synonymsexsert, extend, hold out, stretch forth, stretch out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion

Narrower (hyponym)hyperextend

5. put out (weather) put out, as of a candle or a light

SamplesDouse the lights.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blow out, extinguish, quench, snuff out

6. put out (stative) be sexually active

SamplesShe is supposed to put out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

7. put out (contact) cause to be out on a fielding play


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)diddle, fiddle, play, toy

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

8. put out (competition) retire

SamplesHe was put out at third base on a long throw from left field.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

9. put out (communication) prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

SamplesPublish a magazine or newspaper.

ExamplesSam and Sue put out the movie

Synonymsbring out, issue, publish, release

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)air, bare, publicise, publicize

Narrower (hyponym)edit

10. put out (body) administer an anesthetic drug to

SamplesThe patient must be anesthetized before the operation.
Anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth.

Synonymsanaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put under

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)dose, drug

Narrower (hyponym)block, chloroform, cocainise, cocainize, etherise, etherize, freeze

Antonymsbring to, bring back, bring round, bring around

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