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) to bring a vessel into port, esp for a brief stay:
we put in for fresh provisions
often foll by for
) to apply or cause to apply (for a job, in a competition, etc)
) to submit:
he put in his claims form
to intervene with (a remark) during a conversation
) to devote (time, effort, etc) to a task:
he put in three hours overtime last night
) to establish or appoint:
he put in a manager
) to cause (a team, esp the opposing one) to bat:
England won the toss and put the visitors in to bat
) the act of throwing the ball into a scrum
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