Definition of putt in English:


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Pronunciation: /pʌt

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
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    • 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.


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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
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    • 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.


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

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