Definition of put someone out in English:

put someone out

phrasal verb

  • 1Cause someone trouble or inconvenience.

    ‘would it put you out too much to let her visit you for a couple of hours?’
    • ‘Would it really put you out to just let her crash at your place?’
    • ‘She acted as if it put her out to ring up my order.’
    • ‘I know it really puts him out if I cancel within 24 hours.’
    • ‘I don't want to put you out.’
    inconvenience, trouble, bother, impose on, cause inconvenience to, create difficulties for, put someone to any trouble, disoblige
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    1. 1.1 Upset or annoy someone.
      ‘he was not put out by the rebuff’
      • ‘Jim was most put out - he'd only got about a third of the way through his slides.’
      • ‘They seem somehow put out that I am losing weight so easily and so enjoyably.’
      • ‘He looked a tad put out.’
      • ‘I said I was going to take notes and he looked put out, as if this slowed the process to an unacceptable degree.’
      • ‘The sport Minister was not put out at having to wait over an hour for the world heavyweight boxing champion to appear at last week's press conference.’
      • ‘I got on with it in a businesslike way to show that I wasn't put out.’
      annoy, anger, irritate, offend, affront, displease, exasperate, infuriate, provoke, irk, vex, pique, nettle, gall, upset
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  • 2(in sport) defeat a player or side and so eliminate them from a competition.

    ‘the Czechs put Rangers out of the European Cup’
    • ‘They put Bradford City out in the first round.’
    • ‘He scored the goal that put Italy out of the World Cup.’
    • ‘She scored twice for Victoria to put School Green out of the cup.’
    • ‘It was a wonderful goal, acknowledged as the best of the tournament, but it didn't stop Holland from putting us out of the competition.’
    • ‘The pattern of scoring had been uncannily close to that in the defeat that put England out of the last European Championship.’
  • 3Make someone unconscious by means of drugs or an anaesthetic.

    ‘the injection will put you out for ten minutes’
    • ‘Just put me out, Doc, and wake me when it's over.’
    • ‘My niece just had surgery at the hospital and they had to put her out.’
    • ‘I had to hold her down while the doctor tried to put her out with the anaesthetic.’
    • ‘They'll put you out and in about five minutes, the surgery will be over.’
    • ‘Finally Dr. Raymond came and gave her an injection that put her out until the following morning.’