Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword

In the following sentences the idioms are colored
blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• He
puts on an air of dignity. (Assumes)

• Please
put out the light. (Extinguish)

• He was
put out I refused his request for a loan. (Annoyed)

• He tried to
put me off with promises. (Avoid)

• He has
put in a claim for compensation. (Made)

• While traveling, I had to
put up with a great deal of discomfort. (Endure)

• They
put him up to mischief. (Incited)

• I am sorry to
put you to so much trouble. (Give you)

• He
put off his departure for a week. (Postponed)

• The measure was
put through without opposition. (Passed)

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