What [U.S. law enforcement is] doing is not putting a dent in what [drug traffickers are] doing.
As those statements attest, Billy Sammeth is ready to be free of his past by putting it truly all behind him.
The tradition of putting candles on Christmas trees actually began in Germany.
In one chapter, he writes about “putting the Jews under gas.”
He stepped from his police car, putting aside his own safety.
Granger went on sorting out his papers, burning them or putting them aside.
I was very much annoyed at the natives not putting in appearance as promised.
"I hear it every day, sleeping and waking," said his mother, putting her hands to her ears.
I favor as a practical policy the putting of first things first.
I am putting my little brick into the happiness of all and so my heart is at peace.
late Old English *putian, implied in putung "instigation, an urging," literally "a putting;" related to pytan "put out, thrust out" (of eyes), probably from a Germanic stem that also produced Danish putte "to put," Swedish dialectal putta; Middle Dutch pote "scion, plant," Dutch poten "to plant," Old Norse pota "to poke."
Meaning "act of casting a heavy stone overhead" (as a trial of strength) is attested from c.1300. Obsolete past tense form putted is attested 14c.-15c. To put down "end by force or authority" (a rebellion, etc.) is from c.1300. Adjective phrase put out "angry, upset" is first recorded 1887; to put out, of a woman, "to offer oneself for sex" is from 1947. To put upon (someone) "play a trick on, impose on" is from 1690s. To put up with "tolerate, accept" (1755) was originally to put up, as in "to pocket." To put (someone) on "deceive" is from 1958.
1510s, Scottish, "to push, shove," a special use and pronunciation of put (v.). Golfing sense is from 1743. Meaning "to throw" (a stone, as a demonstration of strength) is from 1724; this also is the putt in shot putting. Related: Putted; putting.
c.1300, "a putting, pushing, shoving, thrusting," special use and pronunciation of put (n.). Golfing sense is from 1743.