put forth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From put + forth

Verb[edit]

put forth ‎(third-person singular simple present puts forth, present participle putting forth, simple past and past participle put forth)

  1. To give or supply; to make or create (implies trying or striving)
    to put forth an effort
  2. To shoot, bud, or germinate.
    • Francis Bacon
      Take earth from under walls where nettles put forth.
  3. To leave a port or haven, as a ship.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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