Definition of put someone to in US English:

put someone to

phrasal verb

  • Cause (inconvenience or difficulty) to someone.

    ‘I don't want to put you to any trouble’
    • ‘They apologised for the trouble we had been put to, which we thought was very nice.’
    • ‘You have put me to serious inconvenience.’
    • ‘The police must realise that there are serious users of the net too and that this direction is likely to put us to great inconvenience.’
    • ‘It put us to greater inconvenience and expense than taking the day off to shop.’
    • ‘‘I really am terribly sorry for putting you to this inconvenience,’ he apologized, annoyed and frustrated at his own weakness.’