From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput out phrasal verb1fire/cigarette etc put something ↔ outSTOP something THAT IS HAPPENING to make a fire etc stop burning syn extinguishThe rescue services are still trying to put out the fires.2light put something ↔ outSWITCH ON OR OFF to make a light stop working by pressing or turning a button or switch syn switch off3make available put something ↔ out to put things where people can find and use themThe girls helped her to put out the cups and plates.4feel/be put outOFFEND to feel upset or offendedWe were a little put out at not being invited to the wedding.5make extra work put somebody outPROBLEM to make extra work or cause problems for someoneMary can’t come to dinner tonight. She hopes it won’t put you out.
6put yourself outHELP to make an effort to do something that will help someoneThey had put themselves out to entertain her during her visit.7take outside put something ↔ outPUT to take something outside your house and leave it thereRemember to put the cat out before you go to bed.put the rubbish/garbage etc out (=put unwanted things outside your house to be taken away)put the washing out (=put clothes outside to dry)8put your tongue outRUDE/IMPOLITE to push your tongue out of your mouth, especially as a rudesign to someone9put your hand/foot/arm outSTICK OUT to move your hand etc forward and away from your bodyHe put out his hand toward her.10make unconscious put somebody outMH to make someone unconscious before a medicaloperation
11put your back outMI to injure your back12produce something put something ↔ outTC to broadcast or produce something for people to read or listen toThey put out a half-hour programme on young refugees.13put out feelersFIND OUT to try to discover information or opinions by listening to people or watching what is happeningHe had already put out feelers with local employers but they hadn’t been interested.14shipTTW if a ship puts out, it starts to sail15have sex American English informalSEX/HAVE SEX WITH if a woman puts out, she has sex with a man16baseball put somebody outDSB to prevent a baseballplayer from running around the bases, for example by catching the ball that they have hit →put→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
put out• When she said I was interfering, I was a bitput out.• She threwsand on the fire to put it out.• She was rather put out about being described as plain.• Put that cigarette out at once!• The minister was not put out by the note of impatience in Cohen's voice.• He put out his hands and Officer Johnson clicked on the handcuffs.• Billput out his pipe and stood up to leave.• Could you put the lamp out in the bedroom, please?• I put out my cigarette and went back into the house.• He put his head out slowly and looked up the corridor.• It took fire-fighters four hours to put out the blaze.• Norma put out the light and went to sleep.feel/be put out• A very limitededitionsinglewas put out by RedRhino, to promote the album it was actually unable to release.• I think it's understandable if Trevor was put out by this favouredtreatment Sinatra got.• There was no trust and everybody was putting out fires.• When you are reacting, you are putting out fires.• The matchwas put out for new offers and Kasparov is due to make an announcement in London on March 22.• Not surprisingly they take the easy way out when food is put out for them each day.• That team was nowhere near as good as the sides Leeds are putting out now.• Could they not be put out to stud?put somebody out• Are you sure you don't mind picking the children up from school? I don't want to put you out.• I hope I'm not putting you out, but I need someone to stay in the office at lunchtimetoday.put yourself out• You got taput yourself out, at risk.• A lot of people round here have put themselves out for me.• Kept Ireland out of the war, but that doesn't mean he's putting himself out for your people.• Mauveput himself out in all sorts of ways - a highly irritable man who could be expansively generous.• I wouldn't want to put yourself out just for me.• They put themselves out of reach.• I bad to ask around and write letters and put myself out to make it happen.• As if her father's interminablecomplaints were not enough, nomatterhow she put herself out to please him.• Also, I was not keen on the prospect of putting myself out without desire.put your tongue out• Donaldson fought the urge to put his tongue out.• I put my tongue out at them as far as it would go.put your hand/foot/arm out• She tottered, and put her arms out.• Minna put her hands out and I handed her the divorce.• He put his hand out and there was Lily, quiet and warm beside him.• Everyone puts his hand out, from cabinet ministers to loanunderwriters.• Vern put his hand out this time.• He put his hand out, touching his father's cheek.• When she put her hand out, trying to rise, she skittled a row of bottles.put out feelers• Their intelligenceagency, the Kempeitai, put out feelers to nationalists like Ngo Dinh Diem.put outˌput ˈout adjective [not before noun] British Englishupset or offendedShe felt put out that she hadn’t been consulted.From Longman Business Dictionaryput something → out phrasal verb [transitive]1to produce something for saleA great many people are involved in putting out a newspaper.2if a company puts out a piece of work, it sends the work to be done by someone who does not work for the company toThese days we put out a lot of work to freelancers. →put→ See Verb table