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put out (2)

Meaning: If you put somebody out, you inconvenience them by asking them to help you or do something for you.

Synonym: inconvenience (formal)

For example:

  • put sb out Are you sure taking me to the airport isn't putting you out? I can easily get the train if you're busy.

  • put sb out George never asks for help or favors because he's afraid of putting people out. He forgets that people often enjoy helping out their friends.

Quick Quiz:

If having us stay at your house is putting you out, we can
  1. stay even longer
  2. invite our friends as well
  3. go to a hotel instead

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