Expresiones con verbos claves - Verbo "to put"
Idioms with key verbs - Verb "to put"
|to put a damper on something
||aguar la fiesta
|to put a lid on it
|to put all your eggs in one basket
||jugárselo todo a una carta
|to put an end to
||poner punto final
|to put down roots
|to put ideas into someone's head
||meterle ideas a alguien en la cabeza
- Two guys started to fight, and that put a damper on the party.
- His wife decided to put a lid on her husband's affair for the sake of the kids.
- Don't put all your eggs in one basket. You should apply for other universities.
- Joe was too overcome with grief for his wife's death and he put an end to himself.
- After spending years going here and there, Deb put down roots in France.
- Sam's been putting ideas into Tom's head about quitting school and starting a rock band!
|to put in a good word for someone
||interceder por alguien
|to put a lead in one's pencil
||ser un afrodisíaco
|to put on airs/the dog
|to put on the map
||poner en el mapa
|to put one's back into it
||poner empeño en algo
|to put one's best foot forward
||apretar el paso
- A friend of Bob's put in a good word for me at the English Department in Oxford.
- I took Pam to this restaurant and I ordered shrimp to put a lead on my pencil.
- Jen puts on airs because she's moved to L.A. but she's no better than us!
- It was their second album, 'Morning Glory', that put Oasis on the map.
- I can finish the house by next month if I put my back into it.
- We were already ten minutes late for the meeting so we put our best foot forward.
|to put one's finger on it
||decir exactamente qué es
|to put one's foot down
||imponerse, no ceder
|to put one's foot in it
||meter la pata
|to put one's house in order
||poner sus asuntos en orden
|to put one's shoulder to the wheel
||arrimar el hombro
|To put one's thinking cap on
||usar la materia gris
- Sometghing's going on with Sarah but I can't put my finger on it.
- The man insisted on going to Miss Hilton's room but the receptionist put his foot down.
- Jake really put his foot in it when he told the boss his daughter was hot.
- Why doesn't Eric put his own house in order before telling me what to do?
- The project doesn't go forward because you don't put your shoulder to the wheel.
- If you put your thinking cap on you'll do the test in twenty minutes.
|to put out feelers
||tantear el terreno
|to put someone at ease
||hacer que alguien se relaje
|to put someone in his place
||poner a alguien en su lugar
|to put someone out of his misery
||acabar con el sufrimiento de alguien
|to put someone off their stride
||distraer a alguien
|to put someone through the mill/his paces
||someter a alguien a duras pruebas
- We have to put out a few feelers before launching the product into the market.
- The teacher told us what the test would be like and she put us at ease.
- Tommy was acting like a spoiled little brat so I put him in his place.
- The poor dog was dying and there was nothing we could do but to put him out of his misery.
- I can't study with music or the TV turned on, it puts me off my stride.
- Joe was put through the mill to get that job at the hospital.
|to put that in your pipe and smoke it
|to put the cart before the horse
||hacer las cosas al revés
|to put the fear of God into someone
||darle un susto de muerte a alguien
|to put the heat on someone
||presionar a alguien
|to put the skids under something
||hacer fracasar algo
|to put to death
- Our team beat yours! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
- Ann's putting the cart before the horse, tha race hasn't even begun and she's already celebrating.
- You shoud've seen Mary's face when she saw us on the window! We put the fear of God into her!
- The workers have been putting the heat on the owner to raise the salaries.
- The neighbors got together to put the skids under the plans to build a new tower.
- My brother was put to death for a crime he did not commit!
|to put to the test
||poner a prueba
|to put two and two together
|to put two and two together and get five
||sacar conclusiones erróneas
|to put up or shut up
||aguantarse o callarse
|to put words in someone's mouth
||atribuirle a alguien algo que no dijo
|to put your money where your mouth is
||dar el ejemplo
- All the candidates will be put to the test during the week.
- Liz didn't tell me she failed the exam, I saw her crying and put two and two together.
- No! I'm not doing drugs! You see me go out at night and put two and two together to make five!
- Phil says he's unemployed but does nothing to get a job. He should put up or shut up.
- I never said I wanted to leave! Don't put words in my mouth!
- If people want clean streets they should put their money where their mouth is!