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put about

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput about phrasal verb1 put something about British English informalSAY to give other people news or information, especially when it is unpleasant or untrue After he was fired, he put it about that he was fed up with working for such a large company.2 put (something) about technical if a ship puts about or if you put it about, it changes direction3 put yourself about British English informalSEX/HAVE SEX WITH to have sexual relationships with a lot of different people put→ See Verb table
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put something aboutIt was actually put up about 1670 after a sketch by Francesco Caratti.The two partners put up about $ 60 million for the new venture.Due in part to unrelenting rain throughout the month, drivers have put in only about 9,000 laps during practice.The hazardous weather conditions put concerns about budget developments and the economy on the back burner.Edward, utterly wretched, put his arms about her and she raised her mouth to his.He put his arm about her then, and drew her close.We ask that you use this evening to put any questions about our industry to any of the staff here.Early in the welfare debate, assorted government agencies began putting it about that the teen-age birth rate was dropping.put (something) aboutIt was actually put up about 1670 after a sketch by Francesco Caratti.The two partners put up about $ 60 million for the new venture.Due in part to unrelenting rain throughout the month, drivers have put in only about 9,000 laps during practice.The hazardous weather conditions put concerns about budget developments and the economy on the back burner.Edward, utterly wretched, put his arms about her and she raised her mouth to his.He put his arm about her then, and drew her close.We ask that you use this evening to put any questions about our industry to any of the staff here.Early in the welfare debate, assorted government agencies began putting it about that the teen-age birth rate was dropping.
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Verb table
put
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyput
he, she, itputs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyput
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave put
he, she, ithas put
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad put
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill put
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have put
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam putting
he, she, itis putting
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you, we, theyare putting
Past
I, he, she, itwas putting
you, we, theywere putting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been putting
he, she, ithas been putting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been putting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be putting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been putting
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