Among the students who are learning English, phrasal verbs are one of the most disliked. This is not surprising, since because of its similarity and differences only pretexts rather difficult to associate them with something to remember. This problem is still manageable. The easiest way to link a particular phrasal verb to its synonyms and store them in a pair. The beauty of phrasal verbs that not every student uses them in his speech. But if you are one of those who learned them in 5+, your question will surprise any carrier.
- Put apart — to save (money, time).
Tom put apart a considerable sum of money for a rainy day. — Tom considerable amount of money set aside for a rainy day.
- Put aside — 1) to postpone for a while; 2) to stop thinking about something, to put an end; 3) to save, set aside.
He was signing some papers, but put them aside when someone knocked at the door. — He signed the paper, but postponed it when someone knocked on the door.
Putting aside his pride, he excused for his rude actions. — Stop thinking about pride, he apologized for his rude action.
In order to put aside some money one should plan his monthly income. — To save money, you have to plan out your monthly income.
- Put away — 1) hide (in prison, a lunatic asylum); 2) kill (an animal of Mercy); 3) divorce.
His wife put him away in a bughouse for 5 years. — His wife put him in the loony bin for 5 years.
The family decided to put the old horse away to save her from suffering. — The family decided to euthanize old horse to keep her from suffering.
Tina has made her mind to put him away. — Tina decided to divorce him.
- Put back — 1) delay, move; 2) to move back (the clock); 3) cost, cost.
The meeting was put back to the next month. — The meeting was postponed to next month.
My watch was fast so I put it back three minutes. — My watch hurry, and I translated them for 3 minutes.
Their wedding put them back $ 10 000. — Their wedding cost them ten thousand dollars.
- It puts forth — straining force efforts.
Putting forth a great effort, he achieved his aim. — With a huge effort, he achieved his goal.
- Put forward — 1) to put forward, to offer (the idea nominee); 2) to move forward (on the hands of the clock); 3) accelerate.
James has been put forward as the member of the Democratic Party. — James was nominated as the representative of the Democratic Party.
I put forward my watch for several minutes to be always in time. — I translate the clock for a few minutes in advance in order to be always on time.
Their decision has put the procedure of the signing of contract forward. — Their decision to accelerate the procedure for signing the contract.
- Put in — 1) to submit (a statement, complaint); 2) to enter (into action); 3) to interrupt the narrative, insert a word; 4) to spend time (for any business); 5) install the equipment.
After that case the family put in the complaint. — After the event the family filed a complaint.
The army put in the attack. — The army launched an offensive.
I wanted to tell the truth but all the time she tried to put me in. — I wanted to tell the truth, but she kept trying to kill me.
I put in one hour on my physical jerks every day. — Every day I spend an hour on the exercise.
How much does it cost to put in the air-conditioner? — What is the cost to install air-conditioning?
- Put over — 1) to make an impression; 2) delayed; 3) complete, to achieve the goal.
He was able to put himself over, so the audience really loved him. — He could make a good impression, so the audience really loved it.
We should put our beach party over, it’s too cold today. — We must postpone our beach party, too cold today.
He has managed to put over his insidious plan. — He was able to complete his evil plan.
- Put together — 1) to connect, compare; 2) to collect.
Put your hands together and start to dance. — Join hands and start to dance.
We will try to put our old team together, though it can be very difficult. — We will bring together our old team, although it can be very difficult.
- Put up — 1) to construct the building; 2) put the play; 3) post ads; 4) put up for sale; 5) raise prices; 6) to invest (money).
He is an architect, so he definitely knows how to put up the building. — He’s an architect, so he knows how to build a building.
We are going to put up «King Lear». — We’re going to put the «King Lear.»
One is not allowed to put up advertisements here. — It is not allowed to hang ads.
The Smiths decided to put up their old cottage. — The Smiths decided to put his old house for sale.
Rents are fixed and can not be put up. — Installed the rent can not be increased.
I do not have the opportunity to buy a flat, I can only put up my share. — I have no way to buy an apartment, I can only do their share.
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