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put out Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    disoblige; bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  2. verb put out considerable effort
    • He put out the same for seven managers
  3. verb deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
    • smother fires
  4. verb thrust or extend out
    stretch out; extend; exsert; stretch forth; hold out.
    • He held out his hand
    • point a finger
    • extend a hand
    • the bee exserted its sting
  5. verb put out, as of a candle or a light
    • Douse the lights
  6. verb be sexually active
    • She is supposed to put out
  7. verb cause to be out on a fielding play
  8. verb retire
    • he was put out at third base on a long throw from left field
  9. verb prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
    bring out; release; issue; publish.
    • publish a magazine or newspaper
  10. verb administer an anesthetic drug to
    anesthetise; anaesthetise; put under; anaesthetize; anesthetize.
    • The patient must be anesthetized before the operation
    • anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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