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put
British English: /pʊt/
American English: /pʊt/

Translation of put in Italian:

noun

transitive verb forma in -ing -tt- pass., p.pass. put

  • 1 (place)
    mettere, porre (object)
    put them here please
    per favore li metta qui
    to put something on, under, around etc.
    mettere qualcosa su, sotto, attorno a ecc.
    to put a stamp on a letter to put a lock on the door, a button on a shirt to put one's arm around somebody
    mettere il braccio attorno a qualcuno
    to put one's hands in one's pockets to put something in a safe place
    mettere qualcosa in un posto sicuro
    to put sugar in one's tea
    mettere zucchero nel proprio tè
    to put more sugar in one's tea
    mettere più zucchero o mettere altro zucchero nel proprio tè
    to put more soap in the bathroom
    mettere altro sapone nel bagno
  • 2 (cause to go or undergo)to put something through
    fare scivolare qualcosa in (letterbox)
    passare qualcosa da (window)
    passare qualcosa a (mincer)
    to put one's head through the window to put one's fist through the window
    rompere la finestra con un pugno
    to put something through the books (Administration)
    inserire qualcosa nei libri contabili
    to put something through a test
    sottoporre qualcosa a una prova
    to put something through a process
    fare subire un processo a qualcosa
    to put somebody through
    fare andare qualcuno a (university, college)
    fare passare qualcuno attraverso (suffering, ordeal)
    fare sostenere a qualcuno, sottoporre qualcuno a (test)
    fare seguire a qualcuno (course)
    after all you've put me through to put somebody through hell
    fare soffrire le pene dell'inferno a qualcuno
    to put one's hand, finger to
    portare una mano, un dito a (mouth)
  • 3 (cause to be or do)
    mettere (person)
    to put somebody in prison, on a diet
    mettere qualcuno in prigione, a dieta
    to put somebody on the train
    mettere qualcuno sul treno
    to put somebody in goal, in defence (British English) to put somebody in a bad mood, in an awkward position
    mettere qualcuno di cattivo umore, in una situazione delicata
    to put somebody to work
    mettere qualcuno al lavoro
    to put somebody to mending, washing something
    mettere qualcuno ad aggiustare, a lavare qualcosa o fare aggiustare, lavare qualcosa a qualcuno
  • 4 (devote, invest)to put money, energy into something
    mettere o investire denaro, energia in qualcosa
    if you put some effort into your work, you will improve
    se metterai un po' di impegno nel tuo lavoro, migliorerai
    to put a lot into
    impegnarsi molto in o per (work, project)
    mettere molto di sé in o sacrificare molto per (marriage)
    to put a lot of effort into something
    mettere molta energia in qualcosa, fare molti sforzi per qualcosa
    she puts a lot of herself into her novels
    c'è molto di lei nei suoi romanzi o ci sono molti elementi autobiografici nei suoi romanzi
  • 5 (add)to put something towards
    destinare qualcosa a (holiday, gift, fund)
    put it towards some new clothes to put tax, duty on something
    mettere una tassa, un dazio su qualcosa
    to put a penny on income tax (British English)
    aumentare l'imposta sul reddito
  • 6 (express)how would you put that in French?
    come si direbbe in francese?
    how can I put it?
    come posso esprimerlo o come posso dirlo?
    it was - how can I put it - unusual
    era - come dire - originale
    that's one way of putting it! [ironic]
    mettiamola così!
    as Sartre puts it
    come dice Sartre
    to put it simply
    per dirlo in parole povere
    to put it bluntly
    per parlar chiaro o per dirla francamente
    let me put it another way
    lasciate che ve lo spieghi in un altro modo
    that was very well o nicely put
    era molto ben espresso o molto ben detto
    to put one's feelings, one's anger into words
    esprimere i propri sentimenti, la propria rabbia a parole
    to put something in writing
    mettere qualcosa per iscritto
  • 7 (offer for consideration)
    esporre (argument, point of view, proposal)
    to put something to
    esporre o sottoporre qualcosa a (meeting, conference, board)
    to put something to the vote
    mettere qualcosa ai voti o procedere alla votazione di qualcosa
    I put it to you that … (Law)
    faccio notare o sottopongo alla vostra attenzione che …
  • 8 (rate, rank) where would you put it on a scale of one to ten?
    quale sarebbe il tuo giudizio in una scala da uno a dieci?
    to put somebody in the top rank of artists
    considerare qualcuno tra i migliori artisti
    I put a sense of humour before good looks
    per me il senso dell'umorismo viene prima della bellezza
    I put a sense of humour first
    per me il senso dell'umorismo è la cosa più importante
    to put children, safety first
    porre i bambini, la sicurezza davanti a tutto
    to put one's family before everything
    porre la famiglia davanti a tutto
  • 9 (estimate)to put something at
    valutare o stimare qualcosa (sum)
    to put the value of something at
    stimare il valore di qualcosa a (sum)
    I'd put him at about 40
    gli darei una quarantina d'anni
  • 11 (Agriculture) (for mating)to put a heifer, mare to
    portare una giovenca, una giumenta da (male)

reflexive verb forma in -ing -tt- pass., p.pass. put

  • to put oneself in a strong position
    mettersi in una posizione di forza
    to put oneself in somebody's place, shoes
    mettersi al posto o nei panni di qualcuno

Idioms

I didn't know where to put myself

non sapevo dove mettermi

I wouldn't put it past him!

penso che ne sarebbe capace! (to do di fare)

I wouldn't put anything past her! put it there! to put it about a bit

credo che sia capace di tutto!
[informal] (invitation to shake hands) [informal] [pejorative]

to put one over o across on somebody

(British English) [informal]
darla a bere a qualcuno

Phrasal verbs

put about:

1 put about (Nautical) 2 put [something] about, put about [something] 2.1 (spread)
mettere in giro (rumour, gossip, story)
to put (it) about that …
mettere in giro la storia che …
it is being put about that …
gira voce che …
2.2 (Nautical)
invertire la rotta di, fare virare di bordo (vessel)

put across:

put across [something], put [something] across
comunicare (idea, message, concept, case, point of view)
fare valere (personality)
to put oneself across

put aside:

put aside [something], put [something] aside
mettere da parte, dimenticare (differences, divisions, mistrust)

put away:

1 put away [something], put [something] away 1.1 (tidy away) 1.2 (save) 1.3 [informal] (consume)
scolarsi, tracannarsi (drink)
2 put away [somebody], put [somebody] away 2.1 [informal] (in mental hospital) he had to be put away 2.2 (in prison)
mettere dentro, mettere al fresco (person) (for per)

put back:

put back [something], put [something] back 1.1 (return, restore) to put something back where it belongs
rimettere qualcosa a posto
1.2 (postpone)
rinviare (meeting, departure) (to a) (until fino a)
posticipare (date)
1.3 remember to put your clocks back an hour
ricordate di spostare le lancette degli orologi indietro di un'ora
1.4 (delay)
ritardare, rallentare (project, production)
ritardare (deliveries) (by di)
1.5 [informal] (knock back)
buttare giù, scolarsi (drink, quantity)

put before

put something before somebody
presentare qualcosa a qualcuno (project)

put by

(British English) put [something] by, put by [something] to have a bit (of money) put by
avere qualcosa da parte

put down:

1 put down (land) (aircraft)
atterrare (on su)
2 put [something] down, put down [something] 2.1 (on ground, table)
mettere giù, posare (object)
fare atterrare (plane) (on su)
mettere (rat poison etc.)
2.2 (suppress)
reprimere (uprising, revolt, opposition)
2.3 (write down)
annotare, scrivere (date, time, name)
put down whatever you like
scrivi quello che vuoi
2.4 (ascribe)to put something down to
attribuire o imputare qualcosa a (incompetence, human error etc.)
to put something down to the fact that …
attribuire qualcosa al fatto che …
2.5 (charge)to put something down to
mettere o segnare qualcosa sul (account)
2.6 (Veterinary science)
(by injection) fare la puntura letale a
(by other method) abbattere, sopprimere
to have a dog put down
fare sopprimere un cane
2.7 (advance, deposit)to put down a deposit
versare una somma in deposito o come anticipo
to put £50 down on something
dare 50 sterline come anticipo di qualcosa
2.8 (lay down, store)
mettere in cantina (wine)
stagionare (cheese)
2.9 (put on agenda)
mettere [qualcosa] all'ordine del giorno (motion)
3 put [somebody] down, put down [somebody] 3.1 (drop off) to put somebody down on the corner
lasciare qualcuno all'angolo
3.2 [informal] (humiliate) 3.3 (School) (into lower group)
inserire in un livello inferiore (pupil)
fare retrocedere (team) (from da) to (into a)
3.4 (classify, count in)to put somebody down as
considerare qualcuno come (possibility, candidate, fool)
I'd never have put you down as a Scotsman!
non avrei mai pensato che tu fossi uno scozzese!
to put somebody down for
(note as wanting or offering) segnare qualcuno per (contribution)
(put on waiting list) mettere qualcuno in lista per (school, club)
put me down for a meal
conta un pasto per me
to put somebody down for £10
segnare qualcuno per 10 sterline
to put somebody down for three tickets
segnare qualcuno per tre biglietti o prenotare tre biglietti per qualcuno

put forth

[literary] put forth [something], put [something] forth 1.1
mettere, fare spuntare (shoots, leaves, buds)
1.2 [figurative]
avanzare, proporre (idea, theory)

put forward:

1 put forward [something], put [something] forward 1.1 (propose)
avanzare, proporre (idea, theory, name, plan, suggestion)
avanzare (opinion)
1.2 (in time)
anticipare (meeting, date) (by di) (to a)
mettere avanti (clock) (by di)
don't forget to put your clocks forward one hour
non dimenticate di portare avanti di un'ora le lancette del vostro orologio
2 put [somebody] forward, put forward [somebody] 3 put somebody forward as
presentare qualcuno come (candidate)
to put oneself forward to put oneself forward as a candidate
farsi avanti come candidato o presentare la propria candidatura
to put oneself forward for
farsi avanti o presentarsi per (post)

put in:

1 put in 1.1 (ship)
fare scalo (at a) (to in) (for per)
1.2 (apply)to put in for (person)
proporsi, candidarsi per (job, promotion, rise)
fare domanda per (transfer, overtime)
2 put in [something], put [something] in 2.1 (fit, install)
installare (central heating)
montare (shower, kitchen)
mettere (contact lenses)
to have something put in
fare installare qualcosa
2.2 (make)
fare, presentare (request, claim, offer, bid)
to put in an application for
presentare domanda per (visa, passport)
fare domanda per (job)
to put in a protest
protestare o presentare una protesta
to put in an appearance
fare un'apparizione fugace o fare una capatina
2.3 (contribute)
dedicare (time, hours, days)
contribuire con (sum, amount)
they are each putting in £1 m
ognuno di loro contribuirà con un milione di sterline
to put in a lot of time doing
dedicare molto tempo a fare
to put in a good day's work
metterci una giornata buona di lavoro
to put in a lot of work
metterci un sacco di lavoro
thank you for all the work you've put in
2.4 (insert)
mettere, inserire (paragraph, word, reference)
to put in that …
aggiungere che …
to put in how, why
spiegare come, perché
2.5 (elect) that puts the Conservatives in again
così i conservatori tornano di nuovo al potere
3 put [somebody] in for
iscrivere per (exam, scholarship)
proporre, candidare per (promotion, job)
proporre per (prize, award)
to put oneself in for
proporsi per (job, promotion)

put off:

1 put off (Nautical) 2 put off from
allontanarsi da (quay, jetty)
3 put off [something], put [something] off 3.1 (delay, defer)
rinviare, rimandare (wedding, meeting)
to put something off until June, until after Christmas
rimandare qualcosa a giugno, a dopo Natale
I should see a doctor, but I keep putting it off
dovrei vedere un dottore, ma continuo a rimandare
to put off visiting somebody, doing one's homework
rimandare la visita a qualcuno, rimandare i compiti
3.2 (turn off)
spegnere (light, radio, radiator, heating)
4 put off [somebody], put [somebody] off 4.1 (fob off, postpone seeing)
rimandare la visita di (guest)
to put somebody off coming with an excuse
trovare una scusa per non fare venire qualcuno
I put your mother off spending all that money
ho convinto tua madre a non spendere tutti quei soldi
to be easily put off
scoraggiarsi facilmente
4.2 (repel)
(appearance, smell, colour)
disgustare, sconcertare
(manner, person)
sconcertare
don't be put off by the colour - it tastes delicious!
non farti impressionare dal colore - è buonissimo!
4.3 (British English) (distract) stop trying to put me off! you're putting me off my work
mi distrai dal mio lavoro
4.4 (drop off)

put on:

1 put on [something], put [something] on 1.1
mettersi, indossare (garment, hat)
mettersi (cream, lipstick)
1.2 (switch on, operate)
accendere (light, gas, radio, heating)
mettere (record, tape, music)
to put the kettle on
mettere il bollitore sul fuoco
to put the brakes on
frenare o azionare i freni
1.3 (gain)
mettere su, prendere (weight, kilo)
1.4 (add)
imporre (extra duty, tax)
1.5 (produce)
allestire (exhibition)
1.6 (assume, adopt)
assumere (air, look, expression)
prendere (accent)
he's putting it on
fa finta o fa solo scena
1.7 (lay on, offer)
aggiungere (extra train)
potenziare (bus service)
offrire (meal, dish)
1.8 (put forward)
mettere avanti (clock)
1.9 (bet) to put a bet on
fare una scommessa su
2 put [somebody] on 2.1 (Telecommunications) (connect) I'll put him on 2.2 (American English) [informal]
prendere in giro (person)
2.3 (recommend)to put somebody on to something
indicare o consigliare qualcosa a qualcuno
who put you on to me?
chi l'ha mandata da me?
2.4 (put on track of)to put somebody on to
mettere qualcuno sulla pista di (killer, criminal, runaway)

put out:

1 put out 1.1 (Nautical)
salpare (from da)
to put out to sea
1.2 (American English) [informal] [pejorative]
starci, andare con tutti, darla
2 put out [something], put [something] out 2.1 (extend)
stendere, allungare (hand, arm, foot, leg)
to put out one's tongue
tirare fuori la lingua
2.2 (extinguish)
spegnere (fire, cigarette, candle, light)
2.3 (take outside)
portare, mettere fuori (bin, garbage)
2.4 (issue)
diramare, trasmettere (description, report, warning)
diffondere, fare (statement)
diffondere (rumour)
2.5 (make available, arrange)
mettere (a disposizione) (food, dishes, towels etc.)
2.6 (sprout)
mettere (shoot, bud, root)
2.7 (cause to be wrong)
fare sbagliare, fare sballare (figure, estimate, result)
2.8 (dislocate)
lussarsi, slogarsi (shoulder, ankle)
2.9 (subcontract)
dare fuori (work) (to a)
3 put [somebody] out 3.1 (inconvenience)
arrecare disturbo, scomodare
to put oneself out
disturbarsi o darsi pena (to do per fare)
to put oneself out for somebody
darsi pena o scomodarsi per aiutare qualcuno
don't put yourself out for us
non disturbarti per noi
3.2 (annoy) he looked really put out 3.3 (evict)
buttare fuori, sfrattare

put over

put across:

put through:

1 put [something] through, put through [something] 1.1 (implement)
fare approvare, fare passare (reform, bill, amendment, plan, measure)
1.2 (Telecommunications) (transfer)
passare (call) (to a)
she put through a call from my husband
2 put [somebody] through (Telecommunications)
passare (caller) (to a)
I'm just putting you through
la sto mettendo in comunicazione
I was put through to another department

put together:

put [somebody, something] together, put together [somebody, something] 1.1 (assemble) to put something together again o to put something back together
rimettere insieme qualcosa
more, smarter than all the rest put together
1.2 (place together)
mettere insieme (animals, objects, people)
1.3 (form)
creare, formare (coalition, partnership, group, team, consortium)
1.4 (edit, make)
creare (file, portfolio, anthology)
redigere (newsletter, leaflet)
fare, creare (film, programme, video)
1.5 (concoct) 1.6 (present)
preparare, strutturare (argument, essay)

put up:

1 put up 1.1 (stay)to put up at somebody's
sistemarsi o alloggiare da qualcuno
to put up in a hotel
scendere in o trovare alloggio in un albergo
1.2to put up with (tolerate)
sopportare, tollerare (behaviour, person)
to have a lot to put up with
dover sopportare molte cose
2 put up [something]
opporre (resistance)
to put up a fight, struggle to put up a good performance (team, competitor)
difendersi bene
3 put [something] up, put up [something] 3.1 (raise)
issare (flag, sail)
tirare su (hair)
to put up one's hand, leg
alzare una mano, una gamba
put your hands up! (in class)
alzate le mani!
put 'em up! [informal]
(to fight) in guardia!
(to surrender) mani in alto, arrenditi!
3.2 (post up)
affiggere, attaccare (sign, poster, notice)
mettere (plaque, decorations)
to put something up on the wall, on the board
affiggere qualcosa alla parete, in bacheca
3.3 (build, erect)
alzare (fence, barrier, tent)
costruire (building, memorial)
3.4 (increase, raise)
aumentare (rent, prices, tax)
(fare) aumentare, fare crescere (temperature, pressure)
3.5 (provide)
fornire, mettere (money, amount, percentage) (for per) (to do per fare)
3.6 (present)
presentare (proposal, argument)
to put something up for discussion
sottoporre qualcosa alla discussione
3.7 (put in orbit)
lanciare in orbita (satellite, probe)
4 put [somebody] up, put up [somebody] 4.1 (lodge) 4.2 (as candidate)
proporre (candidate)
to put somebody up for
proporre qualcuno come (leader, chairman)
proporre qualcuno per (promotion, position)
to put oneself up for
proporsi come (chairman)
proporsi per (post)
4.3 (promote) to be put up (pupil, team)
essere promosso o essere fatto passare al livello superiore (to in)
4.4 (incite)to put somebody up to something, to doing
spingere o incitare qualcuno a qualcosa, a fare
somebody must have put her up to it
deve averla spinta qualcuno

put upon:

put upon [somebody] to be put upon
essere usato o sfruttato
to feel put upon
avere l'impressione essere sfruttato
I won't be put upon any more
non mi farò più mettere i piedi in testa

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