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Phrasal Verbs

put out (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. stay even longer

b. invite our friends as well

c. go to a hotel instead

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