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English verb: put in

1. put in (change) introduce


SamplesInsert your ticket here.


Synonymsenclose, inclose, insert, introduce, stick in


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


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)catheterise, catheterize, cup, feed, feed in, foist, glass, inject, inoculate, inset, interlard, intersperse, plug, plug, shoot, slip

2. put in (possession) keep or lay aside for future use


SamplesStore grain for the winter.
The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat.


Synonymshive away, lay in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold on, keep


Narrower (hyponym)accumulate, amass, bin, collect, compile, computerise, computerize, hive, hoard, pile up, roll up, victual

3. put in (communication) break into a conversation


SamplesHer husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation.


Synonymsbarge in, break in, butt in, chime in, chisel in, cut in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt


Narrower (hyponym)disrupt, interrupt

4. put in (contact) set up for use


SamplesInstall the washer and dryer.
We put in a new sink.


ExamplesThey want to put in the doors


Synonymsinstal, install, set up


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


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)post, put up, reinstall, retrofit

5. put in (competition) make an application as for a job or funding


SamplesWe put in a grant to the NSF.


Synonymssubmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)apply

6. put in (communication) to insert between other elements


SamplesShe interjected clever remarks.


Synonymscome in, inject, interject, interpose, throw in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt









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