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put out

to generate [lots of something]. What a great machine. It really puts out! The new laser printer really puts out!
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put out (about someone or something)

irritated; bothered. John behaved rudely at the party, and the hostess was quite put out. Liz was quite put out about the question.
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put someone out

to distress or inconvenience someone. I'd like to have a ride home, but not if it puts you out. Don't worry. It won't put out anybody.
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put something out

1. to emit something. The factory put a lot of fumes out. It put out nasty fumes.
2. to extinguish something on fire. He used flour to put the grease fire out. He put out the fire with flour.
3. to manufacture or produce something. That factory puts electrical supplies out. We put out some very fine products.
4. to publish something. When was this book put out? We put out both books last year.
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put somebody out

to annoy, upset, or inconvenience someone Would you be put out if we canceled our plans for dinner tomorrow? It always put him out when he was asked to wait while someone answered another call.
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put out something

also put something out
1. to make something, esp. information, publicly available The organization has put out an excellent report on the treatment of political prisoners around the world. We have to put the word out that we need several more sales representatives. He's already put out 28 albums, and more are on the way.
2. to stop something from burning or being used Put out that cigarette! I have to put out the lights before I go to bed. When you leave the campgrounds, be sure to put all fires out.
3. to spend money You have to put out a lot of money when you buy a house.
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put out

1. Extinguish, as in We put out the fire before we turned in. [Early 1500s]
2. Also, put to sea. Leave a port or harbor, as in They put out yesterday morning. [Late 1500s]
3. Publish, as in They put out a weekly newsletter. [Early 1500s]
4. Engage in sex. This usage is applied solely to women, as in She had a reputation for putting out. [ Vulgar slang; mid-1900s] Also see put one out.
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put out

1. To remove something from within some space or region; place something outside: The dog likes to put its head out the window. I put the cat out before we left. Don't forget to put out the garbage.
2. To extend something: I put out my hand, but the man refused to shake it. The doctor asked me to put my tongue out.
3. To place something on display; make something accessible or visible: Put some cups and spoons out so people can serve themselves. We put out fliers on the table.
4. To extinguish something: Put out that fire now, before it goes out of control. The principal told them to put the cigarettes out.
5. To expel someone or something from a premises: They had to put out the drunk. The guard put out the rowdy students.
6. To publish something or make it publicly available: Our club puts out a weekly newsletter. The president put a statement out explaining the company's annual report.
7. To inconvenience someone: Did our early arrival put you out? I hope you didn't put yourself out to get us those tickets.
8. To make someone unhappy through inconsiderate behavior: That comment about my mother really put me out.
9. To make an effort: They really put out for their team.
10. Nautical To leave, as a port or harbor; depart: The ship put out to sea.
11. Baseball To retire some runner: The pitcher put the runner out with a hard throw to first base. The shortstop put out the runner at second base.
12. Vulgar Slang To provide sex.
13. put out of To remove someone or something from participation in or engagement with something: The mistake put the team out of medal contention. Large retailers have put all the independent shops out of business.
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put (oneself) out

To make a considerable effort; go to trouble or expense.
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As a precaution, Patriot surface-to-air missiles are being deployed in coastal regions of Akita and Iwate prefectures, north of Tokyo, while two Maritime Self-Defence Force destroyers are expected to put to sea from the naval base at Sasebo, near Nagasaki, in the near future and take up station in the Sea of Japan.
Pirates put to sea and sail towards their first adventures on this big ship.
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A P&0 spokesman said it was hoped to put to sea this afternoon for further engine trials after the latest repairs had been completed, with Tuesday the favourite for departure.
Fishermen even escape a cut in the 15 days a month they are allowed to put to sea for cod - as long as they use nets with an agreed minimum mesh size to let the tiddlers through to boost stock revival.
GREENPEACE put to sea today to lead a flotilla of boats in the search of a radioactive shipment on its way to Sellafield.
The agency said mariners should resolve never to put to sea with a known or foreseeable machinery fault.
The equipment stolen on this occasion assists in the training of crew members who put to sea in all conditions in an effort to save lives.
Its crew of 15 Filipinos and two Japanese was put to sea in a small raft about a week after the ship was taken and drifted at sea for 11 days before being rescued last week.
The former IRA man planted the bomb aboard their boat, the Shadow V, and detonated it after it had put to sea off Co Sligo in the Irish Republic.
The company has produced and installed more than 5,000 such displays for use aboard nearly every fighting ship the Navy has put to sea during that time.
The Aegis class destroyers are known as the most powerful surface combatants ever put to sea.
The death toll would have been even worse had it not been for the heroic efforts of five local fishermen who put to sea in a small fishing coble and saved the lives of several members of the overwhelmed fleet.
Just one member of the Lough Swilly Coastguard was put to sea in a bid to locate Sean, from Derry, yesterday due to the weather.
1916: The Battle of Jutland was fought between Royal Navy and German Imperial fleets: the battle itself was inconclusive but the German fleet did not put to sea again during World War I.