put (something) into words

put (something) into words

To express a thought or idea through written or especially spoken words. I find that I can put my ideas into words much better when I write them down, rather than trying to explain them to someone out loud. He struggled to put his feelings for Jane into words.
See also: put, word

put into words

Express verbally, as in I find it hard to put my feelings into words. [Late 1800s]
See also: put, word
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