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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Put \Put\ (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i. 1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go. [1913 Webster] His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put. [1913 Webster] To put about (Naut.), to change direction; to tack. To put back (Naut.), to turn back; to return. "The French . . . had put back to Toulon." --Southey. To put forth. (a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. "Take earth from under walls where nettles put forth." --Bacon. (b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak. To put in (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port. To put in for. (a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share of profits. (b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a hawk. (c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for. --Locke. To put off, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as a ship; to move from the shore. To put on, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently. To put over (Naut.), to sail over or across. To put to sea (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to advance into the ocean. To put up. (a) To take lodgings; to lodge. (b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange. To put up to, to advance to. [Obs.] "With this he put up to my lord." --Swift. To put up with. (a) To overlook, or suffer without recompense, punishment, or resentment; as, to put up with an injury or affront. (b) To take without opposition or expressed dissatisfaction; to endure; as, to put up with bad fare. [1913 Webster]