put one 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.
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put one out
1. Inconvenience one, as in Will it put you out if we arrive early? Also see put oneself out. [Mid-1800s]
2. Offend or irritate one, as in His watching television while I visited put me out. [Early 1800s] Also see put out.
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