place in

place in

1. To set someone or something inside (of something or some place). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "place" and "in." He placed the roses in the vase on the hallway table. I'm placing applicants in the board room while they wait for their interviews.
2. To assign someone to some particular group, situation, or scenario. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "place" and "in." They're placing me in a remedial math class after I failed algebra last year. Place half the participants in a group with the active drug, and place the other half in the group taking the placebo.
3. To achieve, first, second, or third place in a sporting competition. I never imagined I would ever place in a national championship when I first started competing in tennis.
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place something in something

to put something inside something. Place the rabbit in the pen with the others. Please place your dishes in the sink when you finish.
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The protesters dispersed peacefully later and no untoward incident took place in any part of the city, it added.
The suspect, who had been arrested recently concerning a break-in and theft that took place in Nicosia in October, was arrested again on Tuesday after police secured a testimony linking him with other 13 cases that took place between March 6 and April 1, 2013.
According to details, the protest rallies, sit-ins and demonstrations will take place in 140 cities from August 20 until 30.
As per the schedule, demonstrations and sit-ins will take place in Lahore, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Larkana, Faisalabad, Sibi among 77 other cities on August 20.
Place in small decorative cupcake wrappers and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.
Another drawback of such back-to- back coverage is that many important events taking place in the country and abroad do not get the attention they deserve.
Reports also suggest gas-leak mishap took place in INS Kolkata, an under-construction ship.
As a result, extra patrols are taking place in the areas to reassure residents as well as prevent offences from taking place.
Sheikh Ahmed al-Alwani member of the coordinating committees for Anbar sit-ins said to NINA reporter:" If the government is honest and interested of Iraqi people interests as it claims , Responding to the demands of protesters is indispensable in this case stressing that the demonstrations and sit-ins which taking place in a number of cities and provinces of Iraq entered the third month , but the government keep unjustified silence and procrastinate to meet the people demands in overall Iraq from the far north to the far south.
Kokinov is quoted saying the conclusion of the probe against the former Prime Minister and leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is expected in just days and the examination of the documents found in offices of the insurance company "Lev Ins" is taking place in order to establish possible ties between these documents and the alleged leak of a classified report of the National Agency for State Security (DANS) by Stanishev.
The AIL concept: Dealing with aging in place in IL is, at best, extremely complex.
Mexico--like many other countries--is so overtly corrupt that federal officials are complicit in the trafficking, and it often takes place in plain view.
The holding in the case does not preclude the media from witnessing and filming law enforcement activities that take place in public areas.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the state of law coalition, Abdul Mahdi al-Khafaji said: what have been achieved in responding to the demands of the demonstrators by the government is enough to stop the demonstrations and sit-ins taking place in several areas in the country.
Ramadi / NINA /--Anbar sit-ins and protests taking place in continue Ramadi and Falluja and other cities of Anbar province continue for the twenty-first day in a row particularly near Alibovraj Bridge north of Ramadi capital of the province .