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putt

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Pronunciation: /pʌt
 
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Definition of putt in English:

verb (putts, putting, putted)

[no object]
Try to hit a golf ball into the hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green: the man who can putt is a match for anyone (as noun putting) his putting was as consistent and accurate as before [with object]: there is nothing left to do except putt the ball in the hole
More example sentences
  • The player must try to remember what it felt like when he putted well.
  • To win you have to be able to putt well for the whole week.
  • Golf has undergone revolutionary changes since John Reid putted his first ball in 1779.

noun

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A gentle stroke that hits a golf ball across the green towards the hole: he hit a four-iron to 20 ft and holed the putt a three-foot putt
More example sentences
  • So before a round, always practice long putts, stroking the ball the length or width of the practice green.
  • In Fitsum's case, his jabby stroke caused him to hit putts well past the hole.
  • Focus on swinging back and through the same amount, lengthening your stroke as the putts get longer.

Origin

mid 17th century (originally Scots): differentiated from put.

Words that rhyme with putt

abut, but, butt, cut, glut, gut, hut, intercut, jut, Mut, mutt, nut, phut, rut, scut, shortcut, shut, slut, smut, strut, tut, undercut

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