Definition of put something together in US English:

put something together

phrasal verb

  • 1Make something by assembling different parts or people.

    ‘he can take a clock apart and put it back together again’
    ‘they decided to put a new band together’
    • ‘It can be put together on an assembly line, like an automobile.’
    • ‘The machines are put together largely from non-aircraft components.’
    • ‘It was interesting to take other peoples' songs apart, see how they were put together and arranged.’
    • ‘After the bars are cut, Thurston replaces the tubing with a fresh piece and puts the car back together.’
    • ‘The auto carriers are put together and taken apart while passengers are aboard their section of the train.’
    • ‘The costumes were put together by Dee Armstrong.’
    • ‘I have always been fascinated by how things are put together whether it is wirelesses or motor cars.’
    • ‘Valentine displays have been put together by staff with a sense of romance.’
    • ‘Needing to take the music out on to the road, a new band was put together.’
    • ‘Purchasers had been entitled to assume that their homes would be put together in the traditional way using tried and tested materials such as solid house-bricks.’
    • ‘From when I was very small, I was always interested seeing how various things are put together.’
    assemble, compile, make up, collate, compose, marshal, organize, arrange, sort out, systematize, systemize, anthologize
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    1. 1.1 Assemble things or people to make something.
      ‘a carpenter puts together shaped pieces of wood to make a table’
      • ‘They are at pains to point out that they were not put together in the manner of a standard boy-band.’
      • ‘If you don't have enough carpenters to put the wood together, the house won't go up, no matter how much wood you have.’
      • ‘With the inspiration and guidance from the curator and director of the museum, the 32 components were put together.’
      • ‘The various pre-prepared components are put together in a thoroughly routine manner.’
      • ‘The findings of all 12 schools will be put together in a final book format and all schools will meet in the Teacher's Centre on Friday.’
      • ‘I was more interested in putting the pieces together than I was in looking at the picture once I'd finished.’
      • ‘It was interesting to note that he didn't put the pieces together particularly well.’
      • ‘He made his way to the very top of the tower and put together his sniper rifle, putting its pieces together silently.’
      • ‘The antique timepieces include a perpetual calendar whose 12,000 parts have been put together with timeless ingenuity.’
      • ‘There is something naturally fresh, exciting, and interesting in putting pieces together and making them work.’