One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Remember or report what someone or something is called.‘viewers were asked if they could put a name to the voice of the kidnapper’
- ‘It was nice to finally be able to put a name to how I felt and what I believed in.’
- ‘Olivia was practicing some nice, fairly hard moves which consisted in cantering in place and some other moves Kathryn couldn't put a name to.’
- ‘‘I don't care to put a name to what I do,’ he continued.’
- ‘The grown-ups were arguing with some old guy I recognise, but can't put a name to.’
- ‘The antique store was lined with strange, animal masks that seemed alive in the swimming shadows, oddly styled, decorative lamps, and many other items she couldn't put a name to.’
- ‘He watched TV for a while - a seventies science fiction film featuring a blonde actress he recognised from an American detective series but could not put a name to.’
- ‘Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London published a paper in the journal Nature last January which puts a name to all this activity.’
- ‘There were other faces that I couldn't put a name to.’
- ‘We will keep a close watch on this one and remember the next time you can't put a name to that face you half recognise - we know a man who can!’
- ‘The human brain has an uncanny ability to distinguish facial features and put a name to them, even when it's someone you've not seen for years or never seen in the flesh before.’
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