2 to cause someone or something to be in a particular situation or state
put someone under pressure/strain/stress (=make someone feel worried and unable to relax):
I hate being put under so much pressure.
put someone in a good/bad mood (=make someone feel happy/annoyed):
That argument put me in a bad mood for the rest of the day.
put something into practice/effect/action/operation etc (=make it start working):
There has been a lot of criticism of the way the proposals were put into effect.
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