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put together

1. verb To build or assemble something; to create something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "together." I thought it would take me less than an hour, but I've been putting this table together all evening! I just need to put an outfit together for my interview tomorrow. Please put together an outline of your plan and have it on my desk by Friday.
2. verb To combine two or more people or things into a pair, group, mixture, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "together." Just make sure you don't put those three together—they always cause trouble when they're in a group. When you put these two chemicals together, you get an explosive reaction.
3. verb To consider or contemplate multiple things in order to arrive at some conclusion or deduction. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "together." There were so many elements to the case that I just couldn't put them all together. When I put all the evidence together, it seemed pretty clear that the firm was lying to me.
4. verb To imagine that two people would make a suitable romantic couple. Usually used in negative, past-tense constructions. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "together." Dan and Billy are going out? Huh, I never would have put those two together.
5. adjective In a stable and successful condition. I can't believe she's had such a terrible addiction problem for so long—she always seemed so put together to me. I always felt inadequate next to my brother, who has always been exceptionally put together in his career and his home life.
6. adjective Very physically attractive, as in one's physique or one's fashion (or both). Wow, you look so well put together in that new suit! I've been really paying attention to my diet, as well as getting enough sleep and exercise, and I feel a lot more put together recently as a result.
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put people or things together

to join or combine people or things. We will put Sam and Trudy together at the dinner table. Let's put all the crystal goblets together.
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put something together

 
1. Lit. to assemble something. How long will it take to put dinner together? This model was put together incorrectly.
2. Fig. to consider some facts and arrive at a conclusion. I couldn't put everything together to figure out the answer in time. When I put together all the facts, I found the answer.
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put together

1. Build, assemble, create, as in We put together the new bookcase, or This writer can't put together a coherent sentence. [First half of 1500s]
2. Combine mentally, as in Once she put this and that together she knew exactly what had happened. [First half of 1600s] Also see put our heads together; put two and two together.
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put toˈgether

used when comparing or contrasting somebody/something with a group of other people or things to mean ‘combined’ or ‘in total’: Your department spent more last year than all the others put together.
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put together

v.
1. To construct or create something out of pieces or parts: The carpenter put together a new bookcase. The broker put a revised insurance package together.
2. To group together some set of people or things: Let's put the children together in the guest room.
3. To understand something by considering many pieces of information or ideas: The police reviewed the clues presented by the evidence, but couldn't put them together. The jury tried to put together all of the facts.
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According to a Reuters report, bankers have put together GBP225m of debt financing in anticipation of the sale.
We''ve finally found one and we''re hoping to put together a small collection of the squadron''s history for future generations.
The band were initially criticised for the manufactured way in which the band was put together but went on to be more involved in the composition of material.
Jambos manager Jefferies has put together a sizeable squad this season and they earned a deserved point at champions Rangers last weekend.
With the launch of CloudFormation, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hoping to make it easier for enterprises to put together stacks of applications and resources for its cloud computing service, the company said on Friday.
The EU's finance ministers have said that "gaps" still exist in the way Greek statistics are put together, despite efforts by the government in Athens to restore confidence in its data.
Everything was very well put together and some of the gardens on display were simply breathtaking.
THE ALLIANCE FOR Investor Education has put together The Investor's Clearinghouse (www.investoreducation.org) designed to help individuals better understand investing, investments, and the financial markets.
"At the crucial part of the season, we have put together a six-match unbeaten run," said manager Hackett.
Kelsey on Saturday put together a miniature bus station out of 100 Lego-like blocks, a file folder, some string and tin foil.
Summary: Israeli President Shimon Peres chose Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to form a new Israeli government, giving Netanyahu six weeks to put together a coalition.
I went to Chino's house, where we put together a concept.
It is the latest weapon in the arsenal put together under Help - For a life without tobacco,' the European initiative to discourage smoking.
SCRAPBOOKING: 100 TECHNIQUES WITH 25 PROJECTS PLUS A SWIPEFILE OF MOTIFS AND MOTTOES is a project-based instructional guide which is perfect for any who would put together a scrapbook from scratch.
Each year Worcester and his employees put together around 5,000 Balsam Fir Christmas wreaths to be placed on gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery for the holiday season.