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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyput into
he/she/itputs into
present participleputting into
past tenseput into
past participleput into
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  1. 1
    put something into something to spend a particular amount of time doing something, or to make a particular amount of effort in order to do something
    I put a lot of work into the speech.
  2. 2
    put something into something to improve something by adding a particular quality to it
    I want to put some excitement back into my life.
    Try and put some enthusiasm into your work.
  3. 3
    put something into something to invest money in something
    How much are you prepared to put into the business?
  4. 4
    put someone into something to choose someone for a job or position, especially an important one
    John had been put into a job that in fact he was born to do.
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