Synonyms of 'put'
in the sense of fling
to throw with forceThe woman flung the cup at him.
in the sense of force
to compel (a person, group, etc.) to do something through effort, superior strength, etc.They forced him to work for them at gun point.
in the sense of frame
to construct (a statement) in a particular kind of languageHe framed his question three different ways.
in the sense of gauge
to estimate or judge (people's feelings or reactions)See if you can gauge his reaction to the offer.
in the sense of guess
to arrive at a correct estimate of (something) by guessingI can only guess what it cost her to tell you the truth.
in the sense of heave
to throw (something heavy) with effortHeave a brick at the telly.
in the sense of hurl
to throw (something) with great forceGroups of angry youths hurled stones at police.
in the sense of inflict
to impose (something unpleasant) onThe dog attacked her, inflicting serious injuries.
in the sense of judge
to decide (something) after inquiryIt is important to judge the weight of your washing load.
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