put an animal out

put out

1. verb To upset, irritate, or inconvenience someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "put" and "out." We don't want to put anybody out, but it's necessary for us to evolve our service as we go along. A: "Do you want to stay at our place while you're in town?" B: "That would be great! So long as it doesn't put you out."
2. verb To generate or create. This computer is powerful, but it puts out an absurd amount of heat.
3. verb, vulgar slang To be willing to have sex with someone else. (Typically said of a woman.) There are a lot of rumors going around that I put out, but they aren't true.
4. verb To take or release a pet out of one's house. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "out." Would you please put out the dog before he piddles on the carpet again? I think the cat wants you to put her out.
5. adjective Upset, irritated, or disgruntled. He was feeling pretty put out when he didn't get the promotion. I think my mother is a bit put out with you after the way you behaved at dinner last night.
See also: out, put
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put an animal out

to send an animal, such as a pet, outdoors. Did you put the cat out? Yes, I put out the cat.
See also: animal, out, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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