From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput in phrasal verb1put something ↔ inDH to fix a piece of equipment somewhere and connect it so that it is ready to be used syn installWe decided to have a new bathroom put in.2put something ↔ inWORK HARD to spend time or use energy working or practising somethingDorothy had put in a lot of hard work during her six years as chairperson.3put in somethingINTERRUPT written to interrupt someone in order to say something‘How old are you?’ ‘Sixteen.’ ‘I’m sixteen too, ’ put in Dixie.4put something ↔ inASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something to ask for something in an official wayShe put in an insurance claim.We must put in an order by tonight.put in for somethingI put in for a pay increase.5put your faith/trust/confidence in somebody/something to trust someone or something or believe that they can do somethingI’m putting my faith in the appeal judges.
6put in somethingPPV to do something in a particular way, especially a performance in a play, film, race etcHe put in a brilliant performance in the British Grand Prix.7put in an appearanceVISIT to go to a social event, meeting etc for a short timeThere was an hour yet before she needed to put in an appearance at the restaurant.8TTWif a ship puts in, it enters a port →put→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
put in• How much did you put in?• When did you put the money in?• The landlord has promised to put in a new heating system.• I put $50 in my bank every week.• She usually ends up putting in several extra hours work at weekends.• When I'm preparing for a tournament I put in thirty or forty hours of training a week.• The workmen are coming to put the new windows intoday.• Any money that you put in your account will immediately start earning interest.put in for something• Scuse the errors - will whiz this off and put in for 0800 lifttomorrow.• Yes, her husband had asked her to put in for £500 worth of shares.• And what was more, he had put in for a divorce.• In the meantime, put in for a divorce.• Almost every word has been put in for a purpose and needs to be commented upon.• So then I had to put in for another grant because he'd smashed every damn thing.• Just put in for any campus and send it over to us.• When they put in forrepairs at Genoa and encounter Deronda at the hotel, she hopes to speak with him.put your faith/trust/confidence in somebody/something• Events that happen previously show us that Atticus is a person that we can put our trust in.• Others put their faith incamphor.• None the less, geophysicists continue to look, continue to put their faith inghosts of a sort.• The Profitboss puts his trust in his people.• The unfortunatecrew of Tai Ki had put their faith in several coats of tung oil, to no effect.• He put his faith in the genius of individuals.• Can she put her faith in the people who oversaw her career before?• She was putting her trust in the wrong people again.put in an appearance• A few more attemptsconvinced him that nobody was going to put in an appearance.• He always had their maidsqueeze some freshjuice when Lorna Lewis was scheduled to put in an appearance.• He wondered what time Howarth usually put in an appearance.• Napkins and old cigarettepackets did not, sadly, put in an appearance.• Others, semi-sightseers, put in an appearance.• We tour a lot in late winter and early spring, too, when sleet likes to put in an appearance.• She always tried to put in an appearance at the funerals of patients who had the misfortune to die.• There was an hour yet before she need put in an appearance in the restaurant for the evening meal.From Longman Business Dictionaryput in phrasal verb [transitive]put in a claim/request/bid etc to officially make a claim, request etc to buy something, do something etcOther unions immediately put in similar wage claims.Various companies have put in bids for the business. →put→ See Verb table