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    #1

    put out

    My question is this: to put out a hand, an arm, a leg, the tongue, one's head, is the same of to stick all these things out?
    Can I use these two verbs with the same meaning if I associate them with a part of the body?

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    Re: put out

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    My question is this: to put out a hand, an arm, a leg, the tongue, one's head, is the same of to stick all these things out?
    Can I use these two verbs with the same meaning if I associate them with a part of the body?
    Hi,

    If you look at #11 here, I'd say you can't.

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    #3

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    But look at #12.

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    #4

    Re: put out

    Does that mean that it can be used for any other part of the body? I didn't think so, that's why I did not elaborate (and not doing it was a mistake).

    My apologies.

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    Last edited by charliedeut; 12-Sep-2012 at 14:47. Reason: Apology needed
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    #5

    Re: put out

    If I say "I/I've put my back out" it means I have injured my back or I have experienced a (recurring) spinal problem which is probably causing me pain and, in severe cases, badly limiting my mobility.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: put out

    I can put/stick my arm/hand out if I wish to signal my intention to catch a bus, my leg/foot out if I wish to trip somebody up, and my tongue out if I wish to be rude to someone.

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    #7

    Re: put out

    And I can stick my elbows out to force my way through a crowd. I can stick my knees out to do a very poor impression of a pliť. I can stick my neck out (metaphorically) to take a chance.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: put out

    You do the hokey-cokey and you turn around. . . .

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