Translation of put in Spanish:

put

(pres p putting past & past p, put)
Pronunciation: /pʊt/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (to place) poner*; (with care, precision etc) colocar*, poner*; (inside sth) meter, poner* put the picture higher up coloca or pon el cuadro más arriba she put the ornaments on the shelf colocó or puso los adornos sobre el estante to put sth in the oven poner* or meter algo en el horno where shall I put the suitcase? ¿dónde pongo la maleta? where did I put that letter? ¿dónde habré puesto esa carta? she put the documents in the safe puso or guardó los documentos en la caja fuerte we put an ad in the paper pusimos un anuncio en el periódico did you put salt in it? ¿le pusiste or le echaste sal? she puts sugar in her coffee toma el café con azúcar he put his hand on my shoulder me puso la mano en el hombro put the lid on the box ponle la tapa a la caja I put a coat of paint on the door le di una mano de pintura a la puerta he put it in his mouth se lo puso en la boca I put myself on the list me apunté or me puse en la lista she put the bottle to her lips se llevó la botella a los labios I've put you in the spare room te he puesto en el cuarto de huéspedes I put her on the train la acompañé hasta el tren not to know where to put oneself o (AmE also) one's face [colloquial/familiar] no saber* dónde ponerse or meterse to put sth behind one olvidar or superar algo 1.2 (to install, to fit) poner* we put a shower in the bathroom pusimos una ducha en el baño 1.3to put sth in sb/sth I put my trust in you puse or [literario/literary] deposité mi confianza en ti I don't put much faith in conventional medicine no le tengo mucha fe a la medicina convencional
  • 2 2.1 (with parts of the body) he put his arms around her la abrazó she put her head around the door/out of the window asomó la cabeza por la puerta/por la ventana he put his hand in(to) his pocket se metió or se puso la mano en el bolsillo she put her head through the bars sacó la cabeza por entre las rejas he put his hand up the pipe metió la mano en el tubo 2.2 (to send, to propel) he put the ball into the net lanzó la pelota a la red one false move and I'll put a bullet in you! [colloquial/familiar] ¡un movimiento en falso y te meto una bala! they put a bullet through his head le atravesaron la cabeza de un balazo she put a brick through the window rompió la ventana con un ladrillo 2.3 [Sport] to put the shot lanzar* el peso
  • 3 (to cause to be, cause to become) poner* the doctor put me on a diet el doctor me puso a régimen he was put on guard duty lo pusieron de guardia this puts them at a disadvantage/in a difficult situation esto los pone en desventaja/en una situación difícil it's not easy to put it into English no es fácil traducirlo al inglés, no es fácil expresarlo en inglés she put her hair in a ponytail se hizo una cola de caballo he puts his time to good use hace buen uso de su tiempo
  • 4 (to cause to do, to obligate)to put sb to sth I don't want to put you to any trouble no quiero causarle ninguna molestia he put us to a great deal of expense nos causó or nos ocasionó muchos gastos I put her/them to work la/los puse a trabajar death 1 shame1 1 test1 1 3 etc
  • 5 5.1 (to instil)to put sth in(to) sth who put that idea into your head? ¿quién te metió esa idea en la cabeza? it was that remark that put the suspicion in her mind fue ese comentario el que la hizo sospechar technically she's very good, but she doesn't put enough feeling into it técnicamente es muy buena, pero le falta sensibilidad or sentimiento 5.2 (to cause to have)to put sth on sth to put a shine on sth sacarle* or darle* brillo a algoto put sth in(to) sth the fresh air put some color into his cheeks el aire fresco les dio un poco de color a sus mejillas she put a wave in my hair me hizo una onda en el pelo you've put a hole in it le has hecho un agujero I put a dent in the bumper abollé el parachoques
  • 6 6.1 (to rank) poner* she puts herself first se pone ella primero or en primer lugarto put sth above/before sth I put honesty above all other virtues para mí la honestidad está por encima de todas las demás virtudes, valoro la honestidad por encima de todo he puts his art before everything else para él su arte está antes que nada or es lo primero, antepone su arte a todo 6.2 (in competitions, elections) this victory puts them into the lead con esta victoria pasan a ocupar la delantera the final count put the Republicans second luego del escrutinio final los Republicanos quedaron en segundo lugar 6.3 (to estimate) he puts the cost somewhat higher calcula que el costo sería algo mayorto put sth at sth the organizers put the number of demonstrators at 200,000 según los organizadores, el número de manifestantes fue de 200.000 I'd put the figure at closer to $40,000 yo diría que la cifra es más cercana a los 40.000 dólares
  • 7 (to express) decir* as Jane puts it como dice Jane her designs are, how shall I put it, unusual sus diseños son, cómo te diría, diferentes I don't know how to put this no sé cómo decirlo let me put it another way digámoslo de otro modo (let me) put it this way: I wouldn't invite him again te digo lo siguiente: no lo volvería a invitar to put sth well/badly expresar algo bien/mal it's very succinctly put está expresado de manera muy sucinta
  • 8 8.1 (to invest) to put sth into sth [money] invertir* algo en algo we've put $15 million into this project hemos invertido 15 millones de dólares en este proyecto I've put a lot of time into it le he dedicado mucho tiempo he puts great effort into his work se esfuerza mucho en su trabajo she had put a lot of thought into it lo había pensado mucho, había cavilado mucho sobre el asunto you won't get much out of life unless you put a lot into it no vas a sacar mucho de la vida si no te lo propones 8.2 (to bet, to stake) to put sth on sth [money] apostar* or jugarse* algo a algo he put his whole salary on a horse apostó or se jugó todo el sueldo a un caballo 8.3 (to contribute) to put sth toward sth contribuir* con or poner* algo para algo she put $50 toward the drinks contribuyó con or puso 50 dólares para las bebidas
  • 9 9.1 (to assign, to attribute)to put sth on sth I couldn't put a price on it no sabría decir cuánto vale I put a high value on our friendship valoro mucho nuestra amistad it's difficult to put a date on it es difícil establecer de qué fecha data 9.2 (to impose)to put sth on sth/sb the decision to put a special duty on these goods la decisión de gravar estos artículos con un impuesto especial don't put the blame on me! ¡no me eches la culpa a mí!, ¡no me culpes a mí! that put a great strain on their relationship eso sometió su relación a una gran tensión they put pressure on him to accept the terms lo presionaron para que aceptara las condiciones 9.3 (to add) (BrE) to put sth on sth/sb this will put 20p on a bottle of wine con esto una botella de vino va a costar 20 peniques más the experience put ten years on her la experiencia la hizo envejecer diez años or le echó diez años encima
  • 10 (to write, to indicate, to mark) poner* what shall I put? ¿qué pongo? put a comma here pon una coma aquí did you put your address on the back of the envelope? ¿puso su dirección en el reverso del sobre? she put a line through the word tachó la palabra
  • 11 (to present) [views/case] exponer*, presentar; [proposal] presentarto put sth before sb/sth the plan will have to be put before the committee habrá que presentar el plan ante la comisión I decided to put my complaint before the director decidí presentar mi queja al directorto put sth to sb to put a question to sb hacerle* una pregunta a algn the employers' offer will be put to a mass meeting la oferta de la patronal será sometida a votación en una asamblea I put it to you that … [formal] mi opinión es que … I put it to him straight [colloquial/familiar] se lo dije sin rodeos

vi

  • [Nautical] to put to sea hacerse* a la mar, zarpar we were forced to put back to port nos vimos forzados a volver al puerto

Phrasal verbs

put about

v + o + adv 1.1 [Naut] [ship] hacer* virar en redondo 1.2 (spread) [colloquial/familiar] [story/rumor] hacer* correr or circular to put it about that … hacer* correr la voz de que … 1.1v + adv [Naut] virar en redondo, cambiar de borda

put across

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [idea/message] comunicar* to put sth across to sb hacerle* entender algo a algn how can I put it across to her that … ? ¿cómo puedo hacerle entender que … ? she tries to put herself across as a liberated woman quiere dar la impresión de que es una mujer liberada she has the knack of putting herself across to people sabe comunicarse con la gente she puts herself across very well in an interview sabe presentarse muy bien or causar muy buena impresión en una entrevista 1.1put over 2

put aside

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (lay to one side) dejar a un lado 1.2 (reserve) [money] guardar, ahorrar; [goods/time] reservar 1.3 (disregard, forget) [differences/quarrel] dejar de lado

put away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [dishes/tools/clothes] guardar 1.2 (save) [money] guardar, ahorrar 1.3 (consume) [colloquial/familiar] [food/drink] zamparse [familiar/colloquial] I've never seen anybody put it away like that nunca he visto a nadie engullir de esa manera 1.4 (confine) [colloquial/familiar] [criminal/lunatic] encerrar* 1.5 (AmE) [euphemism/eufemismo], [animal] sacrificar* [eufemismo/euphemism], matar

put back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (replace) volver* a poner put it back where you found it vuelve a ponerlo donde lo encontraste put that back! ¡deja eso! 1.2 (reset) [clocks] atrasar, retrasar 1.3 (delay, retard) [project] retrasar 1.4 (postpone) [event/date] posponer*, aplazar*, postergar* (AmL) 1.1v + o + adv (AmE) he was put back a year lo hicieron repetir el año

put by

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[money] ahorrar

put down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (set down) [bag/pen] dejar; [telephone] colgar* she put the package down on the table puso or depositó el paquete sobre la mesa it's one of those books you can't put down es uno de esos libros que no se puede parar de leer 1.2 (lay) [tiles/carpet] poner*, colocar* 1.3 (lower) [blinds/hand] bajar 1.4 [passenger] dejar could you put me down on the corner? ¿me deja en la esquina? 1.5 (write down) [thoughts] anotar, escribir*; [name] poner*, escribir* have you put me down on the list? ¿me has puesto or anotado or apuntado en la lista? put it down on paper escríbelo, ponlo por escrito they put the boy down for Eton at birth inscribieron al niño en Eton cuando nació 1.6 (assess) to put sb down as sth catalogar* a algn de algo he immediately put her down as a snob enseguida la catalogó de esnob 1.7 (attribute) to put sth down to sth atribuirle* algo a algo I can only put it down to her shyness solo puedo atribuírselo a su timidez 1.8 (table) [motion] presentar 1.9 (in part payment) [sum] entregar*, dejar (en depósito); [deposit] dejar to put money down as a deposit dejar* un depósitoto put sth down on sth we put down a 10% deposit on the painting entregamos or dejamos un depósito del 10% para el cuadro 1.10 (suppress) [rebellion] sofocar*, aplastar 1.11 (destroy) (BrE) [euphemism/eufemismo], [animal] sacrificar* [eufemismo/euphemism], matar 1.1v + o + adv (belittle, humiliate) [person] rebajar I don't mean to put their efforts down, but … no quiero quitarle mérito a or menospreciar lo que han hecho, pero … why are you always putting yourself down? ¿por qué te menosprecias? 1.2v + adv [Aviat] [aircraft/pilot] aterrizar*

put forth

v + adv + o
[literario/literary] [buds/leaves] echar he put forth his hand extendió la mano

put forward

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (present) [theory/plan] presentar, proponer*; [suggestion] hacer*, presentar 1.2 (propose) [candidate] proponer*, postular (AmL) 1.3 (reset) [clocks] adelantar 1.4 (advance) [trip/meeting] adelantar

put in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (install) [central heating/shower unit] poner*, instalar 1.2 (bring to power) [candidate/party] llevar al poder 1.3 (plant) [vegetables] plantar; [seeds] sembrar* 1.4 (enter, submit) [claim/request/tender] presentar I've put myself in for the tournament me he anotado or inscrito en el campeonato appearance 1 1 1.5 (invest) she puts in a 60-hour week trabaja or hace 60 horas por semana teachers put in many hours correcting homework los maestros dedican muchas horas a corregir deberes they put $5 million in renovating the premises invirtieron 5 millones de dólares en la renovación del local 1.6 (insert, add) [word/chapter/scene] poner*, agregar* 1.7 [remark] hacer* I agree, put in Joe —yo estoy de acuerdo —terció Joe 1.1v + adv 2.1 [Naut] hacer* escala the ship put in at Buenos Aires el barco hizo escala en Buenos Aires 2.2 (apply) to put in for sth solicitar algo I put in for a transfer solicité un traslado

put off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (postpone) [meeting/visit/decision] aplazar*, posponer*, postergar* (AmL) do it now, don't put it off until later hazlo ahora, no lo dejes para más tardeto put off -ing I keep putting off going to the dentist siempre estoy aplazando ir al dentista they keep putting off signing the contract siguen aplazando la firma del contrato, siguen dándole largas a la firma del contrato 1.2 (stall) [visitor/creditor] if Saturday isn't convenient, I can put them off si el sábado no es conveniente, puedo decirles que lo dejen para más adelante I'm not going to be put off any longer! ¡no aceptaré más excusas! 1.3 (turn off) (BrE) [light] apagar* 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (discourage) I'd love to see them, but the thought of the journey puts me off me encantaría verlos, pero pensar en el viaje me quita las ganas people get put off by all the technical jargon la gente se desanima con toda esa jerga técnica the smell was enough to put anyone off tenía un olor que daba asco or que te quitaba las ganas de acercarte ( or probarlo etc) her accent puts a lot of people off su acento produce una reacción de rechazo en mucha gente once she's made her mind up, she's not easily put off una vez que se ha decidido, no es fácil disuadirla or hacerla cambiar de idea are you trying to put me off her? ¿estás tratando de que le tome antipatía? 2.2 (distract) distraer*; (disconcert) desconcertar* he's trying to put me off my serve está tratando de que falle en el saque 2.3 (from bus) dejar; (force to get off) hacer* bajar

put on

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 [jacket/stockings/hat] ponerse*; [watch/perfume/makeup] ponerse* put your coat on ponte el abrigo you can put your clothes back on now puede vestirse 1.2 [light/radio/oven] encender*, prender (AmL) ; [music] poner* I'll put the soup on voy a poner la sopa a calentar she suddenly put the brakes on frenó de repente put the handbrake on pon el freno de mano 1.3 (gain) I've put on four kilos he engordado cuatro kilos hasn't he put on weight! ¡qué gordo está!, ¡cómo ha engordado! she's put ten years on in the last few months ha envejecido diez años en estos últimos meses 1.4 (produce, present) [exhibition] organizar*; [play/show] presentar, dar*, poner* en escena [formal] 1.5 (assume) [expression] adoptar she put on a show of anger fingió estar furiosa she puts on such airs! ¡se da unos aires! he's not hurt: he's just putting it on no le pasa nada, está haciendo teatro or está fingiendo he put on a foreign accent fingió tener acento extranjero 1.6 (operate) [train/flight] poner* 1.1v + o + adv 2.1 (connect) [Telec] Mr Jones to speak to you — put him on, would you? el señor Jones quiere hablar con usted — pásemelo, por favor shall I put her on? ¿le paso con ella? I'll put you on to the sales manager le paso or lo comunico con el jefe de ventas 2.2 (alert)to put sb on to sb/sth somebody had put the police on to them alguien había puesto a la policía sobre su pista who put them on to the fraud? ¿quién les dio la pista or (CS) les pasó el dato de que había habido fraude? 2.3 (introduce)to put sb on to sb/sth I can put you on to someone who … puedo ponerte en contacto con una persona que … she put me onto a shop where … me dijo de or (CS) me dio el dato de una tienda donde … I've started yoga; it was Bob who put me on to it he empezado a hacer yoga; fue Bob que me lo recomendó 2.4 (tease) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], tomarle el pelo a [familiar/colloquial] you're putting me on! ¡me estás tomando el pelo! [familiar/colloquial]

put out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (put outside) [washing] sacar* have you put the cat out? ¿has sacado al gato? 1.2 (set out) disponer*, colocar* 1.3 (extend) [arm/tongue] sacar* she put out her hand tendió or alargó la mano 1.4 (dislocate) dislocarse*, zafarse (Chi, Méx) I put my shoulder out me disloqué or (Chi, Méx tb) me zafé un hombro 1.5 (extinguish) [fire/light/cigarette] apagar* 1.6 (render unconscious) [colloquial/familiar] dejar sin sentido; (before operation) dormir*, anestesiar that right hook put him out for the count ese gancho de derecha lo dejó fuera de combate 1.7 (distort) the new prices have put all our estimates out los nuevos precios significan que nuestros cálculos son ahora erróneos this has put out all my plans esto me ha desbaratado todos los planes 1.8 (in baseball) [hitter/runner] sacar*, poner* 'out' 1.9 (offend, upset) molestar, ofender she was most put out se molestó or se ofendió mucho 1.10 (inconvenience) molestar don't put yourself out! ¡no te molestes! she's always putting herself out for other people siempre se está molestando por los demás 1.11 (issue, publish) [photograph/statement] publicar* we'll be putting out a special issue vamos a sacar or publicar un número especial they have put out a description of the suspect han dado a conocer una descripción del sospechoso 1.12 (broadcast) transmitir 1.13 (pass on) they put the work out to contract subcontrataron el trabajo the contract is being put out to tender van a llamar a concurso or a licitación para la 1.14 (lend) [money] prestar 1.15 (generate) [power] producir*, generar 1.16 (sprout) [shoots/buds] echar 1.1 v + o + adv, v + adv + o (expel) [troublemaker] echar the guard put him out of the building el guardia lo sacó or lo echó del local you can put that idea out of your head puedes sacarte esa idea de la cabeza 1.2v + adv 3.1 [Naut] salir*, zarpar to put out to sea hacerse* a la mar 3.2 (consent to have sex) (AmE) [slang/argot], aflojar [familiar/colloquial]

put over

1.1put across 1 1.2 (AmE) put off 1 1 1.1v + o + adv (trick) to put one over on sb [colloquial/familiar] engañar a algn, pasar a algn (AmL) [familiar/colloquial]

put past

v + o + prep + o
not to put it past sb, do you think she'll tell them? — I wouldn't put it past her ¿te parece que se lo dirá? — no me extrañaría nada or la creo muy capaz I wouldn't put it past him to ignore the rules lo creo muy capaz de hacer caso omiso de las normas

put through

v + o + prep + o 1.1 (make undergo) someter a to put sb through it [colloquial/familiar] hacérselas* pasar (mal) a algn 1.2 (send to) mandar a they borrowed money to put her through college se endeudaron para mandarla a la universidad 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (connect) [Telec] if there's a call from Rome, put it straight through si llaman de Roma, páseme la llamada enseguida she put me through to the manager me comunicó or me pasó or (RPl tb) me dio con el gerente 2.2 (complete, achieve) [reform/deal] llevar a cabo

put together

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (assemble) [machine/piece of furniture] armar, montar; [collection] reunir* 1.2 (create) [team] formar; [documentary] realizar*, producir*; [magazine] producir*; [meal] preparar, hacer*; (quickly) improvisar 1.1 (combine) juntar, reunir* the necklace cost more than everything else put together el collar costó más que todo lo demás junto

put under

v + o + adv

put up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (build, erect) [hotel] levantar; [tent] armar; [antenna] poner* 1.2 (hang) [decorations/curtains/notice] poner* 1.3 [umbrella] abrir* 1.4 (raise) [hand] levantar she put up her collar se subió or se levantó el cuello 1.5 (increase) [price/fare] aumentar 1.6 (propose) [candidate] proponer*, postular (AmL) 1.7 (in accommodation) alojar we put up three of the students alojamos a tres de los estudiantes, tres de los estudiantes se quedaron en casa I can put them up for the night se pueden quedar a dormir en casa, pueden pasar la noche en casa 1.1v + adv + o 2.1 (present) she put up a show of enthusiasm hizo un alarde de entusiasmo the team put up a brave performance el equipo jugó con arrojo or [familiar/colloquial] con garra to put up resistance ofrecer* or oponer* resistencia he didn't put up a struggle no se resistió, no ofreció or opuso resistencia she put up a good case for abolition presentó poderosos argumentos a favor de la abolición 2.2 (advance, provide) [money/capital] poner*, aportar 1.2v + adv 3.1 (stay) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], quedarse, alojarse 3.2 (pay stake) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], pagar* (el dinero apostado) to put up or shut up actuar* o callarse or quedarse callado 1.3 v + o + adv (offer) to put sth up for sale poner* algo en venta he put the painting up for auction mandó el cuadro a la subasta or (AmL tb) al remate

put up to

v + o + adv + prep + o
these kids aren't criminals: somebody must have put them up to it estos chicos no son delincuentes: alguien debe haberles dado la idea or alguien debe haberlos incitado or empujado a ello she put him up to the idea of claiming the subsidy ella le sugirió que pidiera la subvención, ella le dio la idea de que pidiera la subvención

put up with

v + adv + prep + o
aguantar, soportar she'll have to put up with me the way I am me va a tener que aguantar or soportar como soy

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