put in

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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, 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.
    • 1923, Lucy Maud Montgomery, “Chapter 7”, in Emily of New Moon:
      “They were bound for Quebec—hadn’t any notion of coming to P. E. I. They had a long rough voyage and water got scarce, so the captain of the New Moon put in here to get some.
  5. (transitive) To declare or make official
    The defendant has put in a plea of not guilty.
  6. (transitive) To plant a crop.
    We've put in carrots in the east field.
  7. (transitive) To make (a telephone call).