On this page are 100 Verb-Particle Combinations starting with the letter "P".
|Base||Past Verb||Past Participle||Present Participle||Definitions||Example|
|Pack away||Packed away||Packed away||Packing away||1. To put something in a storage container or place it neatly and tidily for future use.
2. To consume a large amount of food quickly or with enthusiasm.
|1. After the picnic, we need to pack away the dishes and utensils.
2. He can really pack away those hot dogs at the eating contest.
|Pack in||Packed in||Packed in||Packing in||1. To fit a large quantity of something into a limited space or time.
2. To abruptly stop doing or engaging in something.
3. To attract a crowd or audience to an event or location.
|1. We managed to pack in all our stuffs into our Toyota Hiace Premio - our motorhome.
2. I decided to pack in my job and start a new career.
3. The concert packed in a huge crowd of fans.
|Pack into||Packed into||Packed into||Packing into||1. To fit a large quantity of people or things into a limited space.
2. To attend an event or location in large numbers.
3. To tightly arrange or squeeze objects into a container or space.
|1. We managed to pack dozens of boxes into the moving truck.
2. Fans packed into the stadium to watch the championship game.
3. She skillfully packed all her clothes into a single suitcase.
|Pack up||Packed up||Packed up||Packing up||1. To prepare belongings or items for transportation or storage by placing them in containers or bags.
2. To dismantle or disassemble something, often for the purpose of moving or storing it.
3. To stop working or functioning, especially in the case of machinery or equipment.
4. To quit or leave a place or situation, often due to frustration or dissatisfaction.
|1. We pack up all our camping gear before we leave the spot.
2. He had to pack up his computer and desk to move to a new office.
3. The old printer finally packed up and stopped printing.
4. After a long day at the office, she decided to pack up and go home.
|Pan out||Panned out||Panned out||Panning out||1. To develop or unfold in a particular way, often referring to how a situation or plan turns out in the end.
2. To achieve a successful outcome or result, typically after overcoming challenges or uncertainties.
3. To work out or succeed as expected or hoped.
|1. We weren't sure if the project would pan out, but it ended up being a great success.
2. Despite the initial setbacks, their efforts finally panned out, and they won the competition.
3. It Is hard to predict how things will pan out, but we're optimistic about the future.
|Part with||Parted with||Parted with||Parting with||1. To give up or relinquish something, often with reluctance or regret.
2. To sell or trade something, typically an item of value.
3. To separate from someone, often temporarily or as part of a farewell.
|1. It was difficult for him to part with his childhood toys.
2. She decided to part with her antique collection to make some extra money.
3. As the train departed, they had to part with tearful goodbyes.
|Pass away||Passed away||Passed away||Passing away||To die; to cease to live; to depart from this world; to expire.||We were saddened to hear that he passed away last night.|
|Pass by||Passed by||Passed by||Passing by||1. To move or travel past something or someone.
2. To overlook or ignore something without stopping or interfering.
3. To elapse or go by, typically referring to time.
4. To come close to a particular place while traveling.
|1. We saw a beautiful sunset as we passed by the beach.
2. He did nOt want to pass by the opportunity to study abroad.
3. The years have been passing by so quickly.
4. We Will pass by your house on our way to the park.
|Pass off||Passed off||Passed off||Passing off||1. To successfully represent or present something, often falsely or deceptively.
2. To occur or happen, especially in a specific way.
3. To impersonate someone or something convincingly.
4. To come to a conclusion or resolution, often of a difficult situation.
|1. He tried to pass off the counterfeit money as genuine.
2. The event passed off without any major incidents.
3. She could pass off as her twin sister.
4. We managed to pass off the project successfully despite the setbacks.
|Pass out||Passed out||Passed out||Passing out||1. To lose consciousness or faint, often temporarily.
2. To distribute or give something, often to a group of people.
3. To graduate from a course or program, especially from a military academy.
4. To distribute or circulate information or materials, often to a wide audience.
|1. He passed out from exhaustion after working all night.
2. The teacher passed out the exam papers to the students.
3. He finally passed out of the military academy as a commissioned officer.
4. The organization plans to pass out flyers to raise awareness about the event.
|Pass over||Passed over||Passed over||Passing over||1. To disregard or ignore someone or something, often intentionally.
2. To choose not to select or promote someone or something for a particular role or opportunity.
3. To cross over or move from one side to another, often in a physical sense.
|1. The manager decided to pass over Andi for the promotion.
2. They chose to pass over several qualified candidates for the job.
3. The bridge allows pedestrians to pass over the river.
|Pass through||Passed through||Passed through||Passing through||1. To travel or move from one place to another, often briefly stopping along the way.
2. To go through a process or experience.
3. To be approved or accepted after a review or examination.
|1. We will pass through several cities on our road trip.
2. They had to pass through a series of interviews to get the job.
3. The proposal will need to pass through a committee review.
|Pass up||Passed up||Passed up||Passing up||1. To decline or reject an opportunity or offer, often due to a lack of interest or a better alternative.
2. To miss or fail to take advantage of a chance or opportunity.
3. To bypass or skip something intentionally.
|1. She decided to pass up the job offer in favor of pursuing her own business.
2. Don not pass up the chance to attend that conference. It is really a great networking opportunity.
3. They chose to pass up the scenic route and take the faster highway instead.
|Pattern on||Patterned on||Patterned on||Patterning on||To base or model something, such as a design or plan, on a particular pattern or example.||The architect patterned the new building design on a classic European style.|
|Pave over||Paved over||Paved over||Paving over||To cover an area with a layer of pavement or hard surface, typically to create a road, parking lot, or other paved area.||The city decided to pave over the old dirt road to improve traffic flow.|
|Pay back||Paid back||Paid back||Paying back||1. To return money that you have borrowed.
2. To repay someone for something they have done for you.
3. To get revenge on someone for something they have done to you.
|1. I need to pay back my student loans.
2. She paid me back for the coffee I bought her.
3. He is paying back his enemies for what they did to him.
|Pay for||Paid for||Paid for||Paying for||1. To give money or an equivalent to settle a debt, purchase something, or cover expenses.
2. To experience negative consequences as a result of one's actions or decisions.
|1. I pay for the groceries before leaving the store.
2. He will pay for his careless behavior sooner or later.
|Pay off||Paid off||Paid off||Paying off||1. To give a final installment of money, often completing a debt or financial obligation.
2. To yield positive results or achieve a successful outcome after effort or investment.
3. To bribe or give money to someone in exchange for a favor or service.
4. To achieve success or recognition after a period of hard work or struggle.
|1. She finally paid off her student loans.
2. The long hours of studying paid off when he aced the exam.
3. He tried to pay off the inspector to overlook the violations.
4. His dedication to his craft paid off with an award.
|Pay out||Paid out||Paid out||Paying out||1. To distribute money, especially as a payment or compensation for something.
2. To spend money, often in large amounts, to cover expenses or settle debts.
3. To release or disburse funds, as in a financial transaction or investment.
|1. The insurance company will pay out a significant sum to cover the damages.
2. They had to pay out a significant amount of money for the repairs to their house.
3. The bank will pay out the funds to the investors according to the agreed-upon terms.
|Pay up||Paid up||Paid up||Paying up||1. To give someone the money that you owe them, often reluctantly or after being reminded.
2. To make a required payment, such as a debt, fee, or installment.
3. To settle a financial obligation or fulfill a commitment by providing the necessary funds.
|1. He refused to pay up the money he borrowed from me.
2. If you don't pay up your rent by the end of the month, you'll face eviction.
3. The company promised to pay up the outstanding invoices by the end of the week.
|Peel off||Peeled off||Peeled off||Peeling off||To remove a thin layer or piece of something, often by pulling or separating it from a surface.||She peeled off the old wallpaper to reveal the bare wall underneath.|
|Pen in||Penned in||Penned in||Penning in||To confine or enclose someone or something within a limited or restricted area, typically using a pen or barrier.||The farmer penned in the sheep to keep them from wandering off.|
|Pen up||Penned up||Penned up||Penning up||To confine or restrict someone or something within a pen or enclosed area.||During the storm, they had to pen up the chickens to keep them safe.|
|Pencil in||Penciled in||Penciled in||Penciling in||To tentatively schedule or plan an event or appointment, often subject to change or confirmation.||I'll pencil in our meeting for next Tuesday, but we can adjust it if needed.|
|Pertain to||Pertained to||Pertained to||Pertaining to||To be relevant or related to a particular subject, situation, or topic.||The discussion will pertain to the current economic trends.|
|Phase in||Phased in||Phased in||Phasing in||1. To introduce or implement something gradually or in stages, often as part of a larger plan or process.
2. To transition from one state or situation to another by gradually incorporating or adopting new elements or practices.
|1. The English lecturer will phase in some new features of his website accessible at www.muhaiminabdullah.com over the next few months.
2. The government plans to phase in the new tax regulations over a five-year period.
|Phase out||Phased out||Phased out||Phasing out||1. To gradually discontinue or reduce something over time, often as part of a planned transition or replacement.
2. To eliminate it gradually or in stages.
|1. The company decided to phase out the old product line and focus on new innovations.
2. The government plans to phase out subsidies for certain industries.
|Pick at||Picked at||Picked at||Picking at||To repeatedly touch or handle something, often in a nervous, hesitant, or critical manner, or to eat something sparingly or without enthusiasm.||She tended to pick at her food when she was anxious.|
|Pick on||Picked on||Picked on||Picking on||1. To unfairly target or single out someone for criticism, teasing, or harassment.
2. To continually find fault or criticize someone for minor things.
|1. The older kids used to pick on them because they were smaller.
2. Stop picking on your little sister. She is just trying to help.
|Pick out||Picked out||Picked out||Picking out||1. To select or choose something from a group or collection.
2. To identify or recognize someone or something from a group.
3. To distinguish or notice something among other things.
|1. She picks out a dress for the party tonight.
2. I can easily pick out my friend in a crowd because of her distinctive red hair.
3. Can you pick out the differences between these two paintings?
|Pick through||Picked through||Picked through||Picking through||To carefully examine or sort through a collection of items, often in search of something specific or valuable.||She picked through the box of old photographs to find a picture of her grandmother.|
|Pick up||Picked up||Picked up||Picking up||1. To lift or raise something from a surface.
2. To collect or gather something from a place.
3. To learn or acquire a new skill, habit, or piece of information.
4. To improve or recover after a decline or setback.
5. To increase in speed, volume, or intensity.
6. To give someone a ride in a vehicle.
7. To buy something, often quickly or informally.
8. To resume or continue an activity or conversation.
9. To flirt with or show romantic interest in someone.
10. To become infected with an illness or disease.
|1. Please pick up that book from the floor.
2. The volunteers will pick up trash at the park this weekend.
3. He quickly picked up the basics of playing the guitar.
4. The economy is starting to pick up after a period of stagnation.
5. The music gradually picked up, and the party came to life.
6. Can you pick me up from the airport tomorrow?
7. I need to pick up some groceries on my way home.
8. Let's pick up where we left off in our discussion.
9. He's been trying to pick her up at the coffee shop.
10. Be careful not to pick up any germs when you're traveling.
|Pick up after||Picked up after||Picked up after||Picking up after||To clean, tidy, or remove mess or litter left behind by someone or something.||I always have to pick up after my messy roommate in the common area.|
|Pick up on||Picked up on||Picked up on||Picking up on||To notice or become aware of something, often subtle or unspoken, and to react or respond to it.||She was quick to pick up on the tension in the room during the meeting.|
|Pick up with||Picked up with||Picked up with||Picking up with||To resume or continue something that was interrupted or left unfinished, often in reference to a conversation or activity.||Let's pick up with the discussion where we left off yesterday.|
|Piece out||Pieced out||Pieced out||Piecing out||To separate or divide something into smaller parts or components, often for the purpose of analysis, understanding, or organization.||He had to piece out the complex puzzle to figure out how it worked.|
|Piece together||Pieced together||Pieced together||Piecing together||To assemble or construct something by connecting individual pieces, often used metaphorically to describe the process of understanding or uncovering information from various sources.||Detectives worked diligently to piece together the evidence and solve the case.|
|Pile for||Piled for||Piled for||Piling for||1. To accumulate or gather in a large quantity or amount.
2. To increase in number or quantity quickly.
3. To cause things to accumulate or gather on top of each other.
|1. The dishes started to pile up in the sink as she got busier with work.
2. If you do nOt address the issue now, problems can pile up over time.
3. The snowstorm caused cars to pile up on the highway, leading to a traffic jam.
|Pin down||Pinned down||Pinned down||Pinning down||1. To secure or immobilize something or someone by using a pin, nail, or other means.
2. To identify or specify something precisely.
3. To constrain or force someone to give a clear answer or commitment.
4. In military context, to suppress or immobilize the enemy by gunfire or other means.
5. To determine or establish something definitively.
|1. He had to pin down the loose carpet to keep it from sliding.
2. We need to pin down the exact location of the meeting.
3. I tried to pin him down on whether he would attend the event.
4. The soldiers were pinned down by enemy fire.
5. Let's try to pin down the cause of the issue.
|Pin on||Pinned on||Pinned on||Pinning on||To attribute or assign responsibility or blame to someone for a particular action or outcome.||They tried to pin the mistake on the new employee, but it wasn't their fault.|
|Pin up||Pinned up||Pinned up||Pinning up||To fasten or attach something, often a paper or poster, to a vertical surface using pins or tacks.||She decided to pin up the artwork on the bulletin board.|
|Pit against||Pitted against||Pitted against||Pitting against||To set one person or thing in direct competition or conflict with another, often for comparison or rivalry.||The championship match pitted the two top-ranked teams against each other.|
|Pitch in||Pitched in||Pitched in||Pitching in||To contribute or help out with a task or project.||They all pitched in to clean up the park after the event.|
|Pitch on||Pitched on||Pitched on||Pitching on||1. To select or choose something, often after considering various options.
2. To present or propose an idea, plan, or project for consideration or approval.
3. To land or make a forced landing on a surface, especially with an aircraft.
4. To set up or assemble a tent, shelter, or campsite.
5. To promote or advertise a product, service, or concept to others.
|1. I had to pitch on a suitable topic for my presentation.
2. She pitched on a new marketing strategy during the meeting.
3. The pilot successfully pitched on the emergency landing strip.
4. We decided to pitch on the beach for the night.
5. The company plans to pitch on their latest product at the trade show.
|Pitch up||Pitched up||Pitched up||Pitching up||1. To arrive or appear at a location or event, often unexpectedly.
2. To set up or assemble a temporary shelter or campsite, such as a tent.
3. To produce or present something, such as an idea or proposal, for consideration or approval.
|1. He decided to pitch up at the party without prior notice.
2. They pitched up their tents in the middle of the wilderness.
3. She pitched up a new concept for the marketing campaign during the meeting.
|Plan ahead||Planned ahead||Planned ahead||Planning ahead||1. To make arrangements or decisions for the future.
2. To be prepared for something that is going to happen.
3. To think carefully about what you are going to do in the future.
|1. It is a good idea to plan ahead for your retirement.
2. I planned ahead for the bad weather and packed an umbrella.
3. The students planned ahead for their final exam and studied hard.
|Plan for||Planned for||Planned for||Planning for||1. To make arrangements for something that is going to happen in the future.
2. To think carefully about what you are going to do in the future.
3. To have a plan or idea for something.
|1. The company is planning for a new product launch.
2. I am planning for my retirement.
3. The government is planning for the future of the city.
|Plan on||Planned on||Planned on||Planning on||1. To intend to do something.
2. To expect something to happen.
|1. I plan on going to the movies tonight.
2. The company plans on expanding into new markets next year.
|Play along||Played along||Played along||Playing along||1. To pretend to agree or cooperate with someone or something, often for the sake of avoiding conflict or to maintain a pleasant atmosphere.
2. To go along with a situation, even if one doesn't fully support or believe in it, often to avoid trouble or awkwardness.
|1. When my friend told a funny but untrue story, I decided to play along and laugh.
2. Even though I didn't like the idea, I had to play along with my co-workers' plan to go to a karaoke bar.
|Play back||Played back||Played back||Playing back||1. To play a sound or video recording again.
2. To re-enact or perform something again.
|1. I played back the recording to make sure I got everything right.
2. The actors played back the scene several times to get it perfect.
|Play down||Played down||Played down||Playing down||1. To make something seem less important than it really is.
2. To try to reduce the seriousness of something.
|1. The government tried to play down the severity of the economic crisis.
2. The police tried to play down the incident, saying it was just a minor altercation.
|Play for||Played for||Played for||Playing for||1. To take part in a game or other organized activity.
2. To try to get something, often by using a plan or strategy.
|1. I played for the school soccer team.
2. He is playing for a promotion at work.
|Play off||Played off||Played off||Playing off||1. To compete in a sports tournament or series of games to determine the winner.
2. To use wit or strategy to manipulate a situation to one's advantage.
|1. The two teams will play off in the finals next week.
2. She managed to play off her rivals and secure the promotion.
|Play on||Played on||Played on||Playing on||1. To continue or proceed with an activity, game, or performance.
2. To ignore or overlook a situation or problem and continue as if it doesn't exist.
|1. Despite the rain, the soccer match played on.
2. He decided to play on and not dwell on the mistake.
|Play through||Played through||Played through||Playing through||1. In golf, to complete a hole without stopping, even if it takes more strokes than usual.
2. In video games, to continue playing a game without interruption or stopping.
3. To perform or rehearse a piece of music from beginning to end without stopping.
|1. He decided to play through the rain during the golf tournament.
2. They were determined to play through the challenging level of the game.
3. The band played through their entire setlist at the concert.
|Play up||Played up||Played up||Playing up||1. To exaggerate or emphasize something, often for attention or sympathy.
2. To malfunction or not work correctly, typically used for machines or equipment.
3. To misbehave or act in a troublesome manner, typically used for children or animals.
|1. She tends to play up her accomplishments to impress others.
2. The computer played up and crashed during the presentation.
3. The kids were playing up all afternoon, causing a lot of noise and trouble.
|Plug in||Plugged in||Plugged in||Plugging in||1. To insert an electrical device or connector into an outlet or socket.
2. To connect something to a power source, typically for electronic devices.
3. To become involved in a new situation or environment.
4. In computing, to add or connect a peripheral or external device to a computer or network.
|1. She plugged in her phone to charge it.
2. He plugged in his laptop to start working.
3. After relocating, he had to plug in to the local community.
4. Don't forget to plug in the printer before starting the computer.
|Plug into||Plugged into||Plugged into||Plugging into||1. To connect something to a power source.
2. To become involved in something, especially an activity or group of people.
|1. Plug the charger into the phone.
2. He plugged into the local music scene and started playing gigs.
|Plug up||Plugged up||Plugged up||Plugging up||1. To block or seal a hole, gap, or opening.
2. To become clogged or obstructed, typically used for pipes or drains.
|1. He used silicone to plug up the cracks in the window frame.
2. The drain in the kitchen sink has plugged up, and now the water won't go down.
|Point down||Pointed down||Pointed down||Pointing down||To indicate something or someone with a pointing finger or gesture, especially downwards.||The teacher pointed down at the answer on the whiteboard.|
|Point out||Pointed out||Pointed out||Pointing out||1. To draw attention to something or someone by indicating or showing them.
2. To identify or mention something, typically for clarification or emphasis.
|1. She pointed out the beautiful sunset over the horizon.
2. He pointed out the key details in the report during the meeting.
|Point to||Pointed to||Pointed to||Pointing to||1. To indicate something or someone with a pointing finger or gesture.
2. To suggest that something is true or likely.
|1. The teacher pointed to the answer on the whiteboard.
2. All the signs point to a successful year ahead.
|Point towards||Pointed towards||Pointed towards||Pointing towards||1. To indicate or show a direction by extending or aiming something in that direction.
2. To suggest or imply something as a likely outcome or option.
|1. He pointed towards the distant mountains.
2. Her actions seem to point towards a desire for change.
|Polish off||Polished off||Polished off||Polishing off||To complete or finish something, often with enthusiasm or efficiency, especially in the context of eating or drinking.||He quickly polished off his plate of spaghetti.|
|Polish up||Polished up||Polished up||Polishing up||To improve or refine something, often by making it more attractive, well-presented, or skillful.||She spent hours polishing up her resume before sending it to potential employers.|
|Pop in||Popped in||Popped in||Popping in||1. To visit or drop by a place informally and briefly.
2. To insert something quickly into a particular location or position.
|1. She decided to pop in and say hello to her friend on her way home.
2. He popped in a USB drive to transfer the files.
|Pop out||Popped out||Popped out||Popping out||1. To go out briefly, especially for a short errand.
2. To appear or emerge suddenly.
|1. I'm just going to pop out to the store.
2. A rabbit popped out of the hole.
|Pop over||Popped over||Popped over||Popping over||1. To visit or come to a place informally and briefly, typically without prior arrangement.
2. To make a short, spontaneous visit to someone's location.
|1. She decided to pop over to her neighbor's house for a quick chat.
2. He popped over to the store to pick up some groceries.
|Pop up||Popped up||Popped up||Popping up||1. To appear suddenly and unexpectedly.
2. To open a temporary shop or business.
|1. A pop-up restaurant popped up in the neighborhood.
2. A pop-up shop selling handmade jewelry popped up at the farmers market.
|Pore over||Pored over||Pored over||Poring over||To examine or study something carefully and attentively, often by reading or scrutinizing it in great detail.||She spent the entire weekend poring over the research papers for her thesis.|
|Print off||Printed off||Printed off||Printing off||1. To produce a physical copy of a document or image from a digital source using a printer.
2. To obtain a hard copy of something, typically from a computer or digital device.
|1. I need to print off this report for the meeting.
2. She printed off the important emails for her records.
|Print out||Printed out||Printed out||Printing out||1. To produce a printed copy of something that has been written on a computer.
2. To publish something in a printed form.
|1. Can you print out this document for me?
2. The newspaper printed out the results of the election.
|Provide against||Provided against||Provided against||Providing against||To make preparations or take measures to protect or prepare for a possible future event or circumstance, typically used in the context of anticipating and preventing negative outcomes.||He wanted to provide against financial difficulties by saving money for emergencies.|
|Provide for||Provided for||Provided for||Providing for||To supply or ensure the necessities of life, such as food, shelter, and support, for oneself or others, typically used in the context of taking care of basic needs.||As a responsible parent, she worked hard to provide for her children's education.|
|Puff away||Puffed away||Puffed away||Puffing away||To smoke a cigarette, pipe, or similar smoking device, often repeatedly and with enjoyment.||He sat on the porch, puffing away on his pipe as he relaxed.|
|Puff out||Puffed out||Puffed out||Puffing out||To expand or swell in a rounded or bulging manner, often used to describe an object or a person's cheeks or chest.||After a long run, he was panting, and his chest was puffing out.|
|Puff up||Puffed up||Puffed up||Puffing up||To become swollen or enlarged, often suddenly, giving the appearance of increased volume or size.||The area around the insect bite began to puff up and turn red.|
|Pull apart||Pulled apart||Pulled apart||Pulling apart||To separate or dismantle something by applying force, often with the intention of examining its components or breaking it into pieces.||He decided to pull apart the old engine to see what was causing the problem.|
|Pull off||Pulled off||Pulled off||Pulling off||1. To succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected.
2. To move a vehicle to the side of the road and stop.
|1. The team pulled off an upset victory in the playoffs.
2. The driver pulled off the road to change a flat tire.
|Pull out||Pulled out||Pulled out||Pulling out||1. To remove something from a place, especially by force.
2. To withdraw from an event or agreement.
|1. He pulled the plant out of the ground.
2. The country pulled out of the peace talks.
|Pull over||Pulled over||Pulled over||Pulling over||1. To move a vehicle to the side of the road and stop.
2. To cause someone to move to the side of the road and stop.
|1. The police officer pulled over the car for speeding.
2. The driver pulled over to help the stranded motorist.
|Pull through||Pulled through||Pulled through||Pulling through||1. To recover from a serious illness or injury.
2. To succeed in doing something difficult or challenging.
|1. The doctors didn't think he would pull through, but he miraculously survived.
2. The team pulled through a difficult season to make the playoffs.
|Pull up||Pulled up||Pulled up||Pulling up||1. To park a vehicle by stopping it close to the curb.
2. To raise something, such as a flag or a pair of socks.
3. To move or go to a higher place.
4. To arrive at a place suddenly or unexpectedly.
5. To stop or slow down a vehicle.
6. To tense or tighten a muscle or group of muscles.
7. To retrieve information from a computer or other device.
8. To play a prank on someone.
|1. I pulled up to the house and parked in the driveway.
2. I pulled up the flag at the start of the day.
3. The climber pulled herself up onto the next ledge.
4. The police pulled up just as I was about to leave.
5. He pulled up the car to avoid hitting the pedestrian.
6. She pulled up her socks and got ready for the hike.
7. He pulled up the customer's account information.
8. My friends pulled up a good one on me when they hid my birthday cake.
|Punch in||Punched in||Punched in||Punching in||1. To enter or record data, such as a code or time, by pressing keys or buttons, typically on a keypad or keyboard.
2. To begin working, especially by clocking in or registering one's presence at a workplace.
|1. Employees need to punch in their employee ID when they start their shift.
2. He punched in at the factory at exactly 9:00 AM.
|Punch out||Punched out||Punched out||Punching out||1. To record the time of departure or finishing work, especially by clocking out or registering one's departure from a workplace.
2. To create a hole or opening by using a tool or punching device.
|1. Employees need to punch out at the end of their shift.
2. He punched out a hole in the cardboard using a hole punch.
|Put aside||Put aside||Put aside||Putting aside||1. To save or reserve something, such as money or time, for a specific purpose or future use.
2. To set aside or disregard a topic or issue for the time being.
3. To store something in a particular place for later use.
|1. She decided to put aside some money for her upcoming vacation.
2. Let's put aside our differences and focus on the task at hand.
3. He put aside his tools in the garage after finishing the project.
|Put away||Put away||Put away||Putting away||1. To place something in its designated or proper location for storage or safekeeping.
2. To save or store something for future use.
3. To imprison or institutionalize someone, typically in a prison, mental institution, or similar facility.
|1. After dinner, she put away the dishes in the kitchen.
2. He decided to put away some money for his children's education.
3. The court decided to put away the criminal for his actions.
|Put back||Put back||Put back||Putting back||1. To return something to its original place or position.
2. To reschedule an event or appointment to a later time.
3. To delay or postpone a decision or action.
|1. Please put back the books on the shelf when you're done reading.
2. Due to the bad weather, they had to put back the outdoor concert to next week.
3. The team decided to put back the project launch to address some issues.
|Put down||Put down||Put down||Putting down||1. To place something on a surface or in a specific location, typically gently.
2. To euthanize or end the life of an animal, usually to relieve suffering.
3. To criticize or belittle someone or something, often in a harsh or derogatory manner.
4. To record in writing or note down information.
|1. She decided to put down the vase on the table.
2. Unfortunately, they had to put down their elderly dog due to its illness.
3. He shouldn't put down his colleagues like that; it's not constructive.
4. Don't forget to put down the important details in your notebook.
|Put forth||Put forth||Put forth||Putting forth||1. To present or propose an idea, suggestion, or argument for consideration.
2. To make an effort or attempt to achieve something.
3. To extend or offer something, such as effort, energy, or resources.
|1. He put forth a compelling proposal during the meeting.
2. They put forth their best effort to win the championship.
3. The organization put forth a helping hand to support the community.
|Put forward||Put forward||Put forward||Putting forward||1. To propose or suggest an idea, plan, or candidate for consideration or discussion.
2. To advance or move something closer to a specific point or location.
3. To express or assert an argument or viewpoint.
|1. She put forward a new proposal for the project.
2. He put forward the deadline to complete the task.
3. During the debate, he put forward a compelling argument in favor of the policy change.
|Put in||Put in||Put in||Putting in||1. To place something in a specific location or position.
2. To submit an application or request for something.
3. To invest time or effort into a task or project.
4. To express or interject a comment or opinion into a conversation or discussion.
|1. She decided to put in the new plant on the windowsill.
2. He put in an application for the job at the company.
3. They are putting in extra hours to complete the project on time.
4. She couldn't help but put in her perspective during the debate.
|Put off||Put off||Put off||Putting off||1. To delay or postpone an event, task, or decision to a later time or date.
2. To discourage or make someone lose interest in something.
3. To emit or give off an unpleasant smell or vibe.
|1. They had to put off the meeting until next week due to scheduling conflicts.
2. Constant criticism can put off even the most motivated individuals.
3. The abandoned building put off a creepy vibe as we walked by.
|Put on||Put on||Put on||Putting on||1. To dress oneself by wearing clothing or accessories.
2. To apply makeup, perfume, or cologne.
3. To gain weight.
4. To perform or stage a show, play, or event.
5. To pretend or feign a certain behavior or attitude.
6. To activate or turn on a device or light.
7. To add weight to something.
8. To assume or exhibit a specific demeanor or attitude.
|1. She decided to put on her favorite dress for the party.
2. He put on some cologne before going out.
3. If you keep eating like this, you'll put on weight.
4. They're going to put on a play at the theater tonight.
5. He always puts on a tough act, but he's really kind-hearted.
6. Please put on the lights; it's getting dark.
7. We need to put on more weight for the balance test.
8. She can put on a cheerful facade even when she's upset.
|Put over||Put over||Put over||Putting over||1. To convey or communicate something effectively, often an idea, message, or point of view.
2. To succeed in convincing someone of something or gaining their approval or support.
|1. She was able to put over her ideas clearly during the presentation.
2. He put over his proposal and gained the support of the board members.
|Put past||Put past||Put past||Putting past||1. To disregard or forgive someone's previous actions or mistakes.
2. To move beyond or leave behind something that has happened in the past, especially when it was difficult or traumatic.
|1. Despite their differences, they were able to put past their arguments and work together.
2. She struggled to put past the trauma of the accident and move on with her life.
|Put together||Put together||Put together||Putting together||1. To assemble or construct something by joining its parts or components.
2. To create or organize something, such as a plan or event.
3. To understand or deduce something by considering various pieces of information or clues.
|1. She put together a beautiful puzzle over the weekend.
2. They put together a fantastic team for the project.
3. I couldn't put together the solution to the problem until I had all the facts.
|Put up||Put up||Put up||Putting up||1. To construct or erect something, such as a building, fence, or tent.
2. To provide lodging or accommodations for someone.
3. To display or exhibit something, such as a poster or artwork.
4. To tolerate or endure a difficult or challenging situation or person.
|1. They put up a new office building downtown.
2. She offered to put up her friends who were visiting from out of town.
3. They put up a beautiful art exhibition at the gallery.
4. He had to put up with a noisy neighbor for years.
|Put up to||Put up to||Put up to||Putting up to||To encourage, persuade, or instigate someone to do something, often something mischievous or deceptive.||He put up to his younger sibling to play a prank on their friend.|
|Put up with||Put up with||Put up with||Putting up with||To tolerate or endure something unpleasant or difficult, often a person's behavior or a challenging situation.||She put up with her noisy neighbors for years.|
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