Continuamos con el desarrollo de las frases verbales en inglés. En este caso, describimos las características del uso correcto de la frase verbal “To Put”, mediante ejemplos concretos:
To put aside (tr.): Ahorrar (se refiere mayormente a dinero) para un empleo posterior.
We should start putting aside money to pay an English summer course for our daughter
To put (something) back: Atrasar la fecha de realización de un evento.
Next Monday our president will be abroad; we have to put the meeting back
To put (a watch) back / forward : Atrasar / adelantar un reloj.
The 31st of October in Europe the watches have to be put back one hour
To put (something) back: Volver a colocar algo en su lugar inicial.
My kids never put their toys back; I always have to do it myself
To put down (tr.): Sofocar una rebelión / revuelta.
The police put down the demonstration using tear gas
To put down (tr.): Escribir.
I could put down the number plate of the car that hit yours
To put down (tr.): Poner en un lugar (lo contrario de pick-up).
I told my kid to put down the old watch but he didn't obey me
To put (something) down to (tr.): Atribuir a algo.
He was very listless in the party but I put it down to his tiredness
To put forward (propuesta / idea): Proponer una cuestión para su debate.
I put forward a proposal in the last meeting but no one supported it
To put in (tr.): Colocar / instalar una máquina en su sitio correcto.
The technician came yesterday to put in the new dishwasher
To put in for ( a job / a post): Pedir un trabajo.
When I finished my studies I put in for a job in a bank
To put (someone) off: Comunicar a alguien que se retrasa una cita o entrevista.
I invited him for dinner but had to put him off because I started feeling bad
To put off (an action): Postponerla.
We should put off our tennis match; I will be very busy this afternoon
To put on (vestidos, joyas, etc.): Ponerse (lo contrario de take off).
Which dress are you going to put on for this weeding?
To put on (tr.): Poner en marcha un aparato accionando un dispositivo.
The first thing he does when arrives at home is to put on the TV
To put out (tr.): Apagar una luz / un fuego.
Yesterday night you went to bed and forgot to put out the light
To be put out: Enfadar a una persona.
I was very put out when she didn't invite me to her party
To put up (edificios, monumentos, etc.): Levantar.
We need to put up a fence in the garden to avoid our dog goes out
To put (someone) up to (something): Explicar a alguien cómo hacer algo, generalmente en referencia a un truco.
My granny put my mother up to many of her delicious recipes
To put up with (something): Soportar algo con paciencia.
We have to put up with our neighbours; they are really rude