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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyput in for
he/she/itputs in for
present participleputting in for
past tenseput in for
past participleput in for
  1. 1
    put in for something to officially ask for something

    We’ve put in for a grant to repair the building.

  2. 2
    put someone/something in for something British to arrange for someone or something to take part in a competition or examination
See also main entry: put


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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