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put
transitive verb
1. (to place) 
a. poner 
I'm going to put a flower vase on the entry table.Voy a poner un florero en la mesa de la entrada.
b. colocar 
Will you put the star on the Christmas tree please?¿Colocarás la estrella en el árbol de Navidad por favor?
c. meter 
You can put the pizza in the oven when it gets to 425 degrees. Puedes meter la pizza en el horno cuando esté a 425 grados.
d. echar 
Put some milk and sugar in my coffee please.Échale leche y azúcar a mi café por favor.
e. asomar 
Is it raining outside? - I don't know. Put your head out the door and see for yourself.¿Está lloviendo afuera? - No lo sé. Asoma la cabeza por la puerta y mira por ti mismo.
f. dejar 
I have some flowers for you. - Thanks. Just put them in the vase please.Te tengo unas flores. - Gracias. Solo déjamelas en el florero por favor.
g. guardar 
I put the passports and money in the hotel safe. Guardé los pasaportes y el dinero en la caja fuerte del hotel.
h. introducir (formal) 
After you've had a good look at the artifact, put it back in the case please.Después de examinar bien el artefacto, introdúcelo de nuevo en su caja por favor.
2. (to cause to be) 
a. poner 
Let's surprise Alex with a cake. That'll put him in a good mood.Sorprendamos a Alex con un pastel. Eso lo pondrá de buen humor.
3. (to cause to do) 
a. poner 
We need to put everyone to work in order to have the place ready in time.Tenemos que ponerlos todos a trabajar si vamos a preparar el lugar a tiempo.
b. causar 
I'd rather not put you through any trouble with this, but if you could help, I'd really appreciate it.Prefiero no causarte molestia con esto, pero si pudieras ayudar, te lo agradecería.
4. (to express) 
a. decir 
What happened to my husband? - How can I put this to you?¿Qué le pasó a mi esposo? - ¿Cómo te lo diré?
b. expresar 
How did I do with my speech? - I think you put it very well.¿Cómo me fue con el discurso? - Creo que lo expresaste muy bien.
c. traducir (from one language to another) 
I'm not sure how to put this in Spanish. No sé cómo traducir esto al español.
5. (to invest) 
a. invertir 
He is putting a lot of money into his new project.Está invirtiendo mucho dinero en su nuevo proyecto.
6. (to estimate) 
a. calcular 
They put the profits for the next quarter at more than a million dollars.Se calcula que los beneficios del próximo trimestre serán más de un millón de dólares.
b. decir 
I'd put Carlos at about 65 since I heard he retired a few years ago. Diría que Carlos tiene unos 65 años ya que escuché que se jubiló hace unos años.
c. estimar 
I'd put the total spent on infrastructure at around a half a million pesos. Estimaría que el total que se ha gastado en la infraestructura está alrededor de medio millón de pesos.
7. (to rank) 
a. poner 
I'd put her among the greatest dancers I've ever seen. La pondría entre las mejores bailarinas que jamás he visto.
b. ser 
Jacobo puts his physical condition first.Para Jacobo, la condición física es lo primero.
8. (sports) 
a. lanzar 
It is amazing to watch an athlete put a shot over 15 meters. Es asombroso mirar a un deportista lanzar un peso más de 15 metros.
9. (to write) 
a. poner 
Put your name on your paper and hand it in now please.Pon tu nombre en el papel, y entrégalo ahora por favor.
10. (to contribute) 
a. contribuir con 
Can you put something in for the office party?¿Puedes contribuir con algo para la fiesta de la oficina?
b. poner 
I can put five dollars in for the tip.Puedo poner cinco dólares para la propina.
11. (to present) 
a. exponer 
Our lawyer wants to put the case before a jury.Nuestro abogado quiere exponer el caso ante un jurado.
b. presentar 
The public will get to put their questions and complaints to the board this Thursday.El público podrá presentar sus preguntas y quejas a la mesa este jueves.
c. hacer 
Now is your chance to put your questions to the mayor.Ahora es tu oportunidad para hacerle preguntas al alcalde.
d. someter 
You have five minutes to put your proposal before the members.Tienes cinco minutos para someter tu propuesta a los socios.
12. (to bet) 
a. apostar 
I put $20 on American Pharaoh in the second race.Aposté $20 en American Pharoah en la segunda carrera.
13. (to assign) 
When are you going to get married? - It’s hard to put an exact date on it.¿Cuándo te vas a casar? - Es difícil establecer una fecha exacta.
You can't put a price on an honest and reliable friend.Un amigo honesto y fiable no tiene precio.
14. (to add) (United Kingdom) 
a. añadir 
The shipping charges put seven dollars on top of the total cost.Los cargos del envío añaden otros siete dólares encima del costo total.
intransitive verb
15. (nautical) 
a. hacerse 
The boats put to sea at dawn.Los barcos se hicieron a la mar al amanecer.
b. zarpar 
We are going to put to sea for a week. Vamos a zarpar al mar por una semana.
put
transitive verb
1. (place) 
a. poner 
2. (carefully) 
a. colocar 
to put something into somethingmeter algo en algo
to put one's arms around something/somebodyrodear algo/a alguien con los brazos
she put her head round the doorasomó la cabeza por la puerta
to put a man on the moonenviar un hombre a la Luna
to put a limit on somethingponer un límite a algo
3. (colloquial) 
put 'er there!¡choca esos cinco!, ¡chócala!
4. (fig) 
to put oneself into somebody's handsponerse en manos de alguien
5. (fig) 
to put somebody in his placeponer a alguien en su sitio
6. (fig) 
put yourself in my positionponte en mi lugar
to put a matter rightarreglar una cuestión
to put money on a horseapostar a un caballo
to put a lot of work into somethingtrabajar intensamente en algo
to put a stop to somethingponer fin a algo
to put a child to bedacostar a un niño
to put somebody to the testponer a alguien a prueba
7. (fam fig) 
I didn't know where to put myselfno sabía dónde meterme
8. (present) 
to put a question to somebodyhacer una pregunta a alguien
to put a proposal to somebodypresentar una propuesta a alguien
I put it to you that…¿no es cierto que…?
9. (express) 
to put something well/badlyexpresar algo bien/mal
I couldn't have put it better myselfnadie lo hubiera dicho mejor
to put it bluntlyhablando claro
to put it mildlypor no decir otra cosa
how shall I put it?¿cómo lo diría?
10. (estimate) 
a. calcular 
I would put her age at fortyyo diría que tiene unos cuarenta años
intransitive verb
11. (general) 
to put to seazarpar
put [pʊt] put (past)
transitive verb
For set combinations consisting of put + noun, eg put a price on, put a strain on, put an end to, put at risk, put out of business, put in touch with look up the noun. For put + adverb/preposition combinations, see also phrasal verbs.
1 (place, thrust) (physically) poner; (with precision) colocar; (insert) meter; introducir (formal); (leave) dejar
to put one's arms [around] sb
I put a serviette by each plate puse or coloqué una servilleta junto a cada plato
put it in the drawer ponlo en el cajón
she put the chairs in a circle puso or colocó las sillas en círculo; shall I put milk in your coffee? ¿te pongo leche en el café?; you haven't put any salt in it no le has puesto nada de sal; to put an advertisement in the paper poner un anuncio en el periódico; he put a coin in the slot puso or metió or (formal) introdujo una moneda en la ranura; he put the letter in his pocket se metió la carta en el bolsillo; he put the ball in the net metió el balón en la red; to put sb in a home ingresar a algn en una residencia
Rather than put him in hospital she cared for him at home He threatened to put me in hospital if I didn't tell him what he wanted to know When Father was no longer able to look after himself, we had to decide whether to put him in a home We put the dog in kennels while we were away They put an announcement in the local paper thanking everyone
you should put your money in a bank deberías poner or (formal) depositar el dinero en un banco
I put a sheet of paper into the typewriter puse or coloqué una hoja de papel en la máquina de escribir
I put my hand into the sack metí la mano en el saco
he put her into a taxi
he put his keys on the table puso or dejó las llaves en la mesa
I put some more coal on the fire puse or eché más carbón en el fuego; she put her head on my shoulder apoyó or recostó la cabeza en mi hombro; my brother put me on the train mi hermano me dejó en el tren; to put a button on a shirt coser un botón en una camisa
she put her head out of the window asomó la cabeza por la ventana
he put his hand over his mouth se tapó la boca con la mano; se puso la mano en la boca
he put his head round the door asomó la cabeza por la puerta
put it there! (handshake) ¡chócala! (informal)
to put a bullet [through] sb
I put my fist through the window rompí la ventana con el puño
she put a bullet through his head le metió una bala por la cabeza
we put the children [to] bed to put the enemy [to] flight they had to put three men on the job
he put the shell to his ear se puso or se acercó la concha al oído
he put his rucksack over the fence
put yourself in my place ponte en mi lugar
Put yourself in my place — alone in a foreign country and with no money. What would you have done?
I didn't know where to put myself creí que me moría de vergüenza; no sabía dónde meterme
(with abstract nouns)
Some [put] + noun combinations require a more specific Spanish verb. For very set combinations look up the noun.
don't try and put the [blame] on me! he put the [blame] squarely on the government
the syllabus puts a lot of emphasis on languages el programa (de estudios) hace or pone mucho énfasis en los idiomas
I wouldn't put any faith in what he says yo no creería lo que dice; yo no tendría ninguna confianza en lo que dice
he's putting [ideas] into their heads
you can put that idea out of your head ya te puedes quitar esa idea de la cabeza
the only way I can cope is by putting all thoughts of the accident out of my head Anyone who thinks this signals a change in our policy can put such ideas out of their mind completely you can't put a [price] on friendship his mother was putting all the [responsibility] on him
this puts the responsibility on drivers to be aware of the law esto responsabiliza a los conductores de estar enterados de la ley
his illness put a great [strain] on his family they have put a [tax] on luxury items His comments put additional pressure on the government They will force schools to put more emphasis on teaching basic subjects Be aware of the terrible strain it can put on a child when you expect the best reports I put my trust in you and this is how you repay me to put one's trust in God
I couldn't put a [figure] on it they are putting [pressure] on her to resign they put no [value] on human life he puts a high value on his appearance She puts great value on his friendship
2 (cause to be) poner
he put his own life [at] risk to save them
to put sb in a good/bad mood poner a algn de buen/mal humor
this puts me in a very awkward position esto me pone or deja en una situación muy difícil; his win today puts him in second place overall la victoria de hoy le pone or coloca en segunda posición en la clasificación general; to put sb in charge of sth poner a algn a cargo de algo
to put sb [in touch with] sb My doctor put me in touch with a psychiatrist
to put sb on a diet poner a algn a dieta or a régimen
the doctor has put me on antibiotics el doctor me ha recetado antibióticos
this is going to put them [out of] business a knee injury put him [out of] the final
3 (cause to undertake)
to put sb to sth: it put us to a lot of extra expense nos supuso muchos gastos adicionales
I don't want to put you to any trouble no quiero causarte ninguna molestia
she put him to work immediately lo puso a trabajar en seguida
I put him [to] answering the phone
4 (express) decir
I don't quite know how to put this la verdad, no sé cómo decir esto; you can put all that in two words todo eso se puede decir en dos palabras
as Shakespeare puts it como dice Shakespeare
as the Portuguese put [it]
to put it bluntly para decirlo claramente; hablando en plata (informal)
I find it hard to put into words me resulta difícil expresarlo con palabras
to put sth into French traducir algo al francés
how shall I put it? ¿cómo lo diría?
let me put it this way ... digámoslo de esta manera ...; por decirlo de alguna manera ...; to put it another way, it'll save you three hours por decirlo de otra manera, te ahorrará tres horas; try putting it another way trata de decirlo de otra manera
to put it simply para decirlo sencillamente
to put it [briefly] to put a text into verse
5 (write) poner; escribir
what do you want me to put? ¿qué quieres que ponga or escriba?
He crossed out "Screenplay" and put "Written by" instead You should have put a semi-colon, not a colon He put some pretty scandalous stories in his memoirs
put your name at the top of the paper ponga or escriba su nombre en la parte superior del papel; put the title in capital letters pon or escribe el título en letras mayúsculas; to put sth in writing poner algo por escrito
I've put you on the waiting list le he puesto en la lista de espera
put it on my account (Comm) cárguelo a mi cuenta
he put a line through the offending paragraph tachó el párrafo controvertido
to put one's signature to sth firmar algo
6 (invest) invertir
to put money into a company invertir dinero en una compañía
he put all his savings into the project invirtió todos sus ahorros en el proyecto; I put most of the money into shares invertí la mayor parte del dinero en acciones; I've put a lot of time and effort into this he invertido un montón de tiempo y esfuerzo en esto; le he dedicado a esto mucho tiempo y esfuerzo; she has put a lot into the relationship se ha esforzado mucho en su relación; "I'm not getting much out of this course" — "well, you're not putting much into it, are you?" —no estoy sacando mucho de este curso —tampoco es que te estés esforzando mucho, ¿no?
to put one's savings [into] marks
7 (contribute)
to put sth towards sth contribuir (con) algo hacia algo
I'll pay for the bike but you'll have to put something towards it yo pagaré la bici pero tú tienes que contribuir con algo; I'm going to put the money towards a holiday voy a poner or guardar el dinero para unas vacaciones
8 (expound, submit) [+views] expresar; exponer
this will give people an opportunity to put their views esto dará a la gente la oportunidad de expresar or exponer sus puntos de vista; he puts the case for a change in the law plantea or expone argumentos a favor de un cambio en la ley; she puts a convincing case presenta or da argumentos convincentes
she wanted to put her own case he put the arguments for and against the project he put his own side of the argument very clearly he sat there listening as we put suggestions to him
the proposal was put before Parliament la propuesta se presentó ante el parlamento
to put sth to sb
how will you put it to him? ¿cómo se lo vas a decir or comunicar?; put it to him gently díselo suavemente; I put it to you that ... les sugiero que ...; to put a question to sb hacer una pregunta a algn; the chairman put the proposal to the committee el presidente sometió la propuesta a votación en el comité; we shall have to put it to our members tendremos que someterlo a la votación de nuestros miembros
9 (estimate)
they put the loss at around £50,000 calcularon or valoraron las pérdidas en unas 50.000 libras
his fortune is put at 3 billion se calcula or valora su fortuna en 3 billones; the number of dead was put at 6,000 se calculó or estimó el número de muertos en 6.000
what would you put it at?
I would put him at 40 diría que tiene unos 40 años
the population is put [at] 2500
some put the figure as high as 20,000 algunos estiman que la cifra llega hasta 20.000
10 (rank)
he put himself above the law creía estar por encima de la ley
I would put Joyce above Lawrence
I wouldn't put him among the greatest poets yo no le pondría entre los más grandes poetas
we should never put money before happiness no deberíamos nunca anteponer el dinero a la felicidad
I put the needs of my children before anything else para mí las necesidades de mis hijos van por delante de todo lo demás or son más importantes que todo lo demás
she has always put her career first para ella su carrera siempre ha sido lo primero
11 (set)
she put my brother against me puso a mi hermano en contra mía
to put a watch to the right time poner un reloj en hora
to put the words to music poner música a la letra
12 (throw)
to put the shot (Dep) lanzar el peso
13 (St Ex) (offer to sell) [+stock, security] declararse vendedor de;
14 (bet)
intransitive verb
(Náut)
to put into port entrar a puerto
the ship put into Southampton el barco entró a or en Southampton
to put to sea hacerse a la mar
modifier
put option (n) (St Ex) opción (f) de venta a precio fijado
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usage note
The plural of “put” is “puts.”
put
masculine noun
1. (sports) 
a. putt 
Tiger Woods erró un put en el hoyo 17.Tiger Woods missed a putt on the 17th hole.
put [pʊt]
puts (plural) [pʊt] (Golf) putt
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