put together

Idioms & Phrases

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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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put together

verb
create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee" [syn: assemble] [ant: break apart
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