put in

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See also: putin, Putin, and puțin



From put + in.


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

  1. (transitive) To place inside.
    Just put in the key for the ignition and turn it.
  2. (intransitive) To apply, request, or submit.
    I'm going to the bank to put in for a transfer.
  3. (transitive) To contribute.
    I put in an extra hour at work today.
    Despite his success, the comedian liked to put in appearances at some of the smaller venues.
  4. (intransitive, nautical) To call at (a place or port), especially as a deviation from an intended journey.
    • 1773, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, p. 18:
      We put in at Brixham, a most excellent fishing Town, but very dirty and disagreeable.