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- (transitive) To place inside.
- Just put in the key for the ignition and turn it.
- (intransitive) To apply, request, or submit.
- I'm going to the bank to put in for a transfer.
- (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.
- (intransitive, nautical, dated) To call at (a place or port), especially as a deviation from an intended journey.
- 1773, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin, published 2001, page 18:
- We put in at Brixham, a most excellent fishing Town, but very dirty and disagreeable.
- (transitive) To declare or make official
- The defendant has put in a plea of not guilty.
- (transitive) To plant a crop.
- We've put in carrots in the east field.
- (transitive) To make (a telephone call).
to place inside