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place (someone or something) at (some place)

1. To set or assign someone or something at a particular location. Please put each guest's name tag at their seat at the table. They placed two police officers at the door to his hospital room so that he couldn't escape.
2. To establish, determine, or discover that someone or something was present at a particular location and (typically) a particular time. Based on the evidence, we can place Mr. and Mrs. Smith at the exhibit around 9 PM. The liquid on the computer matches the sample taken from the crime scene, so we can definitely place it there at some point yesterday.
3. To indicate, evidence, or prove that someone or something was present at a particular location and (typically) a particular time. The paint on our suspect's shoes place him at the scene of the crime just before the murder took place. Just make sure you don't leave anything behind that places your car at the warehouse between those hours.
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place someone or something at something

1. to put someone or something somewhere. The king placed extra guards at the door for the night. I placed the wine bottle at the left of the host.
2. to figure that someone or something was in a certain place. The detective placed Randy at the scene of the crime about midnight. I place the getaway car at the first tollbooth at dawn.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Therefore in every place at all times a vast multitude of things must be happening, namely, at least one for every physical object which can be seen or photographed from that place.
"You know you will like that lovely old place at the Glen after you have lived in it long enough to have dear memories woven about it," said Leslie.
Mercy sprang forward, unhurt, from her place at the window.
Only Count Orlov-Denisov with his Cossacks (the least important detachment of all) got to his appointed place at the right time.
My directions were simple--I had only to go through the village, and I should find Zion Place at the other end of it.
He hurried off to the place at once, Sir Nathaniel going with him.
She won first place at the 2004 and 2005 Utah State Fair Music Competition, first place in 2004 and 2005 at the Utah MTA Woodwind Competition, and top awards in the 2003 and 2004 Utah Symphony Youth Guild Competition.
The event will take place at the Penn Club, at 30 W.
This article posits that there are several occurrences (Orientation, Perspective, & Interaction) and intensities (Active, Passive & Dis-associative) of place, that place-based lessons should be flexible enough to allow for meaning making by students engaged with any occurrence of place at any intensity level, and that an inquiry-based pedagogy be utilized.
However, the figures do not fully convey the impact of the migratory rhythm, since during the stonemasons' absence in the winter months Parisian workers took their place at the hiring fair.
The 1997 Tremaine Dance Competition National Finals took place at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel in Orlando, Florida, July 7-10.
I sit in this place at lock-up 7.30 pm and think, think of things over and over.
The event will take place at La Maganette Ristorante, at 50th St.
Her compositions have consistently earned first place at the MTNA state and division levels since 2000.
It will take place at the Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y.