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 for put
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\ (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i.
     1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.]
        --Bacon.
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     2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
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              His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden.
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     3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
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     To put about (Naut.), to change direction; to tack.
  
     To put back (Naut.), to turn back; to return. "The French .
        . . had put back to Toulon." --Southey.
  
     To put forth.
        (a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. "Take earth from under
            walls where nettles put forth." --Bacon.
        (b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak.
  
     To put in (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port.
  
     To put in for.
        (a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share
            of profits.
        (b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a
            hawk.
        (c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for.
            --Locke.
  
     To put off, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as
        a ship; to move from the shore.
  
     To put on, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently.
  
     To put over (Naut.), to sail over or across.
  
     To put to sea (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to
        advance into the ocean.
  
     To put up.
        (a) To take lodgings; to lodge.
        (b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange.
  
     To put up to, to advance to. [Obs.] "With this he put up to
        my lord." --Swift.
  
     To put up with.
        (a) To overlook, or suffer without recompense, punishment,
            or resentment; as, to put up with an injury or
            affront.
        (b) To take without opposition or expressed
            dissatisfaction; to endure; as, to put up with bad
            fare.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\, n.
     1. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a
        push; as, the put of a ball. "A forced put." --L'Estrange.
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     2. A certain game at cards. --Young.
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     3. (Finance) A privilege which one party buys of another to
        "put" (deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain,
        etc., at a certain price and date. [Brokers' Cant]
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              A put and a call may be combined in one instrument,
              the holder of which may either buy or sell as he
              chooses at the fixed price.           --Johnson's
                                                    Cyc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\, n. [OF. pute.]
     A prostitute. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to
     put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke,
     thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v.
     i.]
     1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; --
        nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put
        by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put
        forth = to thrust out).
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              His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy
              spiritual employment.                 --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set;
        figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified
        relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated
        mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put
        a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.
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              This present dignity,
              In which that I have put you.         --Chaucer.
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              I will put enmity between thee and the woman. --Gen.
                                                    iii. 15.
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              He put no trust in his servants.      --Job iv. 18.
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              When God into the hands of their deliverer
              Puts invincible might.                --Milton.
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              In the mean time other measures were put in
              operation.                            --Sparks.
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     3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong
        construction on an act or expression.
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     4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]
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              No man hath more love than this, that a man put his
              life for his friends.                 --Wyclif (John
                                                    xv. 13).
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     5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection;
        to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express;
        figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes
        followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a
        question; to put a case.
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              Let us now put that ye have leave.    --Chaucer.
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              Put the perception and you put the mind. --Berkeley.
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              These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.
                                                    --Milton.
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              All this is ingeniously and ably put. --Hare.
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     6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
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              These wretches put us upon all mischief. --Swift.
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              Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.
                                                    --Milton.
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     7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion "overhand," the
        hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in
        athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.
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     8. (Mining) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working
        to the tramway. --Raymond.
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     Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or
        suppose the case to be.
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              Put case that the soul after departure from the body
              may live.                             --Bp. Hall.
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     To put about (Naut.), to turn, or change the course of, as
        a ship.
  
     To put away.
        (a) To renounce; to discard; to expel.
        (b) To divorce.
  
     To put back.
        (a) To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to
            delay.
        (b) To refuse; to deny.
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                  Coming from thee, I could not put him back.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour.
        (d) To restore to the original place; to replace.
  
     To put by.
        (a) To turn, set, or thrust, aside. "Smiling put the
            question by." --Tennyson.
        (b) To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by
            money.
  
     To put down.
        (a) To lay down; to deposit; to set down.
        (b) To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices.
        (c) To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to
            suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down
            rebellion or traitors.
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                  Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down.
                                                    --Shak.
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                  Sugar hath put down the use of honey. --Bacon.
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        (d) To subscribe; as, to put down one's name.
  
     To put forth.
        (a) To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to
            come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves.
        (b) To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into
            action; to exert; as, to put forth strength.
        (c) To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like.
        (d) To publish, as a book.
  
     To put forward.
        (a) To advance to a position of prominence or
            responsibility; to promote.
        (b) To cause to make progress; to aid.
        (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour.
  
     To put in.
        (a) To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to
            introduce with difficulty; as, to put in a word while
            others are discoursing.
        (b) (Naut.) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship.
        (c) (Law) To place in due form before a court; to place
            among the records of a court. --Burrill.
        (d) (Med.) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place.
            
  
     To put off.
        (a) To lay aside; to discard; as, to put off a robe; to
            put off mortality. "Put off thy shoes from off thy
            feet." --Ex. iii. 5.
        (b) To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate;
            to baffle.
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                  I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius
                  hoped to put me off with an harangue. --Boyle.
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                  We might put him off with this answer.
                                                    --Bentley.
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        (c) To delay; to defer; to postpone; as, to put off
            repentance.
        (d) To get rid of; to dispose of; especially, to pass
            fraudulently; as, to put off a counterfeit note, or an
            ingenious theory.
        (e) To push from land; as, to put off a boat.
  
     To put on or To put upon.
        (a) To invest one's self with, as clothes; to assume.
            "Mercury . . . put on the shape of a man."
            --L'Estrange.
        (b) To impute (something) to; to charge upon; as, to put
            blame on or upon another.
        (c) To advance; to promote. [Obs.] "This came handsomely
            to put on the peace." --Bacon.
        (d) To impose; to inflict. "That which thou puttest on me,
            will I bear." --2 Kings xviii. 14.
        (e) To apply; as, to put on workmen; to put on steam.
        (f) To deceive; to trick. "The stork found he was put
            upon." --L'Estrange.
        (g) To place upon, as a means or condition; as, he put him
            upon bread and water. "This caution will put them upon
            considering." --Locke.
        (h) (Law) To rest upon; to submit to; as, a defendant puts
            himself on or upon the country. --Burrill.
  
     To put out.
        (a) To eject; as, to put out and intruder.
        (b) To put forth; to shoot, as a bud, or sprout.
        (c) To extinguish; as, to put out a candle, light, or
            fire.
        (d) To place at interest; to loan; as, to put out funds.
        (e) To provoke, as by insult; to displease; to vex; as, he
            was put out by my reply. [Colloq.]
        (f) To protrude; to stretch forth; as, to put out the
            hand.
        (g) To publish; to make public; as, to put out a pamphlet.
        (h) To confuse; to disconcert; to interrupt; as, to put
            one out in reading or speaking.
        (i) (Law) To open; as, to put out lights, that is, to open
            or cut windows. --Burrill.
        (j) (Med.) To place out of joint; to dislocate; as, to put
            out the ankle.
        (k) To cause to cease playing, or to prevent from playing
            longer in a certain inning, as in base ball.
        (l) to engage in sexual intercourse; -- used of women; as,
            she's got a great bod, but she doesn't put out.
            [Vulgar slang]
  
     To put over.
        (a) To place (some one) in authority over; as, to put a
            general over a division of an army.
        (b) To refer.
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                  For the certain knowledge of that truth
                  I put you o'er to heaven and to my mother.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (c) To defer; to postpone; as, the court put over the
            cause to the next term.
        (d) To transfer (a person or thing) across; as, to put one
            over the river.
  
     To put the hand to or To put the hand unto.
        (a) To take hold of, as of an instrument of labor; as, to
            put the hand to the plow; hence, to engage in (any
            task or affair); as, to put one's hand to the work.
        (b) To take or seize, as in theft. "He hath not put his
            hand unto his neighbor's goods." --Ex. xxii. 11.
  
     To put through, to cause to go through all conditions or
        stages of a progress; hence, to push to completion; to
        accomplish; as, he put through a measure of legislation;
        he put through a railroad enterprise. [U.S.]
  
     To put to.
        (a) To add; to unite; as, to put one sum to another.
        (b) To refer to; to expose; as, to put the safety of the
            state to hazard. "That dares not put it to the touch."
            --Montrose.
        (c) To attach (something) to; to harness beasts to.
            --Dickens.
  
     To put to a stand, to stop; to arrest by obstacles or
        difficulties.
  
     To put to bed.
        (a) To undress and place in bed, as a child.
        (b) To deliver in, or to make ready for, childbirth.
  
     To put to death, to kill.
  
     To put together, to attach; to aggregate; to unite in one.
        
  
     To put this and that (or two and two) together, to draw
        an inference; to form a correct conclusion.
  
     To put to it, to distress; to press hard; to perplex; to
        give difficulty to. "O gentle lady, do not put me to 't."
        --Shak.
  
     To put to rights, to arrange in proper order; to settle or
        compose rightly.
  
     To put to the sword, to kill with the sword; to slay.
  
     To put to trial, or on trial, to bring to a test; to try.
        
  
     To put trust in, to confide in; to repose confidence in.
  
     To put up.
        (a) To pass unavenged; to overlook; not to punish or
            resent; to put up with; as, to put up indignities.
            [Obs.] "Such national injuries are not to be put up."
            --Addison.
        (b) To send forth or upward; as, to put up goods for sale.
        (d) To start from a cover, as game. "She has been
            frightened; she has been put up." --C. Kingsley.
        (e) To hoard. "Himself never put up any of the rent."
            --Spelman.
        (f) To lay side or preserve; to pack away; to store; to
            pickle; as, to put up pork, beef, or fish.
        (g) To place out of sight, or away; to put in its proper
            place; as, put up that letter. --Shak.
        (h) To incite; to instigate; -- followed by to; as, he put
            the lad up to mischief.
        (i) To raise; to erect; to build; as, to put up a tent, or
            a house.
        (j) To lodge; to entertain; as, to put up travelers.
  
     To put up a job, to arrange a plot. [Slang]
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     Syn: To place; set; lay; cause; produce; propose; state.
  
     Usage: Put, Lay, Place, Set. These words agree in the
            idea of fixing the position of some object, and are
            often used interchangeably. To put is the least
            definite, denoting merely to move to a place. To place
            has more particular reference to the precise location,
            as to put with care in a certain or proper place. To
            set or to lay may be used when there is special
            reference to the position of the object.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\, n. [See Pit.]
     A pit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\, obs.
     3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.
     --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\, n. [Cf. W. pwt any short thing, pwt o ddyn a squab of
     a person, pwtog a short, thick woman.]
     A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
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           Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.
                                                    --Bramston.
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           What droll puts the citizens seem in it all. --F.
                                                    Harrison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  put
      n 1: the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or
           commodity future) at a given price before a given date
           [syn: put option, put] [ant: call, call option]
      v 1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your
           things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the
           scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a
           certain point" [syn: put, set, place, pose,
           position, lay]
      2: cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain
         relation; "That song put me in awful good humor"; "put your
         ideas in writing"
      3: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put
         it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
         [syn: frame, redact, cast, put, couch]
      4: attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last
         statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The
         teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the
         story" [syn: put, assign]
      5: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest,
         put, commit, place] [ant: disinvest, divest]
      6: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn:
         place, put, set]
      7: cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the
         torture"
      8: adapt; "put these words to music"
      9: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my
         schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with
         those of bygone times" [syn: arrange, set up, put,
         order]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  232 Moby Thesaurus words for "put":
     Boeotian, affirm, air, allege, announce, annunciate, apply,
     approximate, argue, ascribe, assert, assess, assever, asseverate,
     assign, attach, attribute, aver, avouch, avow, block, blockhead,
     boob, bowl, burden with, buy in, buy into, call, cast, catapult,
     change of pace, change-up, charge, chuck, chunk, clod, conceive,
     concenter, concentrate, contend, couch, couch in terms, couched,
     curve, dart, dash, declare, demand, dimwit, dolt, donkey, dope,
     downcurve, dullard, dumb cluck, dumbbell, dummy, dunce,
     embody in words, enjoin, enunciate, establish, exact, express,
     expressed, fastball, fasten upon, financier, fire, fix, fixate,
     fling, flip, focus, fork, formularize, formulate, formulated,
     forward pass, frame, freight with, give, give expression to,
     give words to, gowk, have, heave, hold, hurl, hurtle, idiot,
     impose, impose on, impose upon, impute, incurve, inflict on,
     inflict upon, insist, invest, invest in, issue a manifesto, jerk,
     jobbernowl, judge, knuckleball, lackwit, lamebrain, lance, lateral,
     lateral pass, launch, lay, lay down, lay on, lay out money,
     let fly, levy, lightweight, lob, looby, loon, maintain,
     make an investment, manifesto, moron, niais, nincompoop, ninny,
     ninnyhammer, nitwit, noddy, option, outcurve, paragraph, park,
     pass, peg, pelt, phrase, phrased, pitch, pitchfork, place,
     plow back into, plunge, pose, posit, post, predicate, prefer,
     present, presented, proclaim, profess, pronounce, proposition,
     propound, protest, put and call, put down, put in words, put it,
     put on, put the shot, put upon, reckon, refer, reinvest, render,
     rhetorize, right, risk, rivet, saddle with, say, screwball, seat,
     serve, service, set, set down, set out, settle, shot-put, shy,
     simpleton, sink, sink money in, sinker, slider, sling, snap, speak,
     speak out, speak up, speculate, spitball, spitter, spread,
     stand for, stand on, state, station, stick, stock option, straddle,
     strap, strip, stupid, style, styled, subject to, submit, suggest,
     task, tax, thickwit, throw, tilt, toss, transpose, turn, upcurve,
     vent, ventilate, venture, weight down with, witling, word, worded,
     yoke with
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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