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present tense
I/you/we/theyput in
he/she/itputs in
present participleputting in
past tenseput in
past participleput in
  1. 1
    [transitive] to spend a particular amount of time doing something, or to make a particular amount of effort in order to do something

    Wendy has been putting in more hours at the office recently.

    They must have put in a lot of work to achieve such an interesting exhibit.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to fix something such as equipment in the place where it will be used and make it ready to use

    We’re having a burglar alarm put in.

    They’re coming to put the new kitchen in next week.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to make an official request, claim, offer, etc.

    He put in a bid of $1 million for the company.

    Why don’t you put in a claim for the damage?

  4. 4
    [transitive] to invest money in a business or an account

    To start up the business, they each put in $50,000.

  5. 5
    [transitive] to elect a politician to a legislature or a political party to govern a country

    The senator had been put in with a large majority.

    1. a.
      to choose someone for a job or position, especially an important one

      They put in a new manager to try to improve sales.

  6. 6
    [transitive]put something in someone/something to give something such as your trust or responsibility for your safety to someone or something

    You have to put your faith in the pilot when you’re flying.

    You do realize you’re putting your life in his hands?

    They had put all their hopes in him.

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