(Variations: make can replace put; the move or the moves can replace a move) To make a sexual advance to someone; proposition: Why don’t you put a move on that Tuck girl?/ tryin’ to put the moves on every girl in the place (1980s+ Students)
[poo t-n-teyk] /ˈpʊt nˈteɪk/ noun 1. any of various games of chance played with a teetotum or other special type of top, in which each player puts in an equal stake before starting to spin the top.
- Put a premium on
Value more highly than usual, as in Her employer put a premium on honesty and hard work. First recorded in 1907, this term is almost always used figuratively.
- Put a sock in it
interjection Please keep quiet; shut up: Would you please be so kind as to force the media to put a sock in it/ And they can stick a sock in it. Or maybe a bratwurst (1919+)
- Put a spin on
Give a certain meaning or interpretation to. Spin is usually modified by an adjective in this expression, as in Robert was adept at putting positive spin on weak financial reports, or This chef has put a new spin on seafood dishes. Also see: spin doctor [ 1980s ]