To punish; coerce by threat of punishment: Why can’t Mayor Barry put the wood to school administrators and demand more caring than this? (1970s+)
- Put through the wringer
see: put through , def. 3.
[poo-toh; Italian poot-taw] /ˈpu toʊ; Italian ˈput tɔ/ noun, plural putti [poo-tee; Italian poot-tee] /ˈpu ti; Italian ˈput ti/ (Show IPA). Fine Arts. 1. a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged. /ˈpʊtəʊ/ noun (pl) -ti (-tɪ) 1. a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculpture […]
[puht-ee] /ˈpʌt i/ noun 1. .
[puht-ee-er] /ˈpʌt i ər/ noun 1. a person who putties, as a glazier.