noun (pl) putangitangi
(NZ) another name for paradise duck
- Put a move on someone
verb phrase (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+)