Definition of Put to work

1. Verb. Cause to work. "They put to work the animals"; "He is working his servants hard"

Exact synonyms: Work
Specialized synonyms: Exercise, Work, Work Out, Warm Up, Computerise, Computerize, Cybernate, Rack, Exploit, Overwork
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Causes: Do Work, Work
Related verbs: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Work, Work

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Put To Work

put the wind up
put through
put through its paces
put through the mangle
put through the wringer
put to
put to bed
put to bed with a shovel
put to death
put to rest
put to sleep
put to the sword
put to the test
put to use
put to work (current term)
put together
put two and two together
put under
put up
put up a fight
put up one's dukes
put up or shut up
put up the shutters
put up with
put upon
put words in somebody's mouth
put words in someone's mouth

Literary usage of Put to work

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... the place at which the plaintiff was put to work was safe enough when he started to work, but rendered very dangerous by one In charge for the master, ..."

2. Teaching by Projects: A Basis for Purposeful Study by Charles Alexander McMurry (1920)
"... V THREE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES put to work UNDER RIGHT CONDITIONS THE enlarged object lesson of the preceding chapter furnishes a fitting and profitable ..."

3. Report of the Committee on Inquiry Into the Departments of Health, Charities by New York (N.Y.). Board of estimate and apportionment. Committee on inquiry into the Departments of health, charities, and Bellevue and allied hospitals, George McAneny, Henry Collier Wright (1913)
"In other cases men who are willing are put to work, on the supposition that they are able because they are willing, when a close examination would show that ..."

4. The Life and Times of Joseph Gould: Struggles of the Early Canadian Settlers by W. H. Higgins (1887)
"... educational facilities—First school—Delight at first reading lesson—Extent of schooling—Studies by the log fire—put to work—Handy at the axe—Soon able ..."

5. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1894)
"... while in the defendant's employ, by having his fingers cut off by a circular saw upon which he was put to work by the defendant's foreman, ..."

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