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When we talk about a horse what it could mean.

I'm not going to race him. I'm going to put him out to stud.

I would guess that put out means here exactly

To publish something or make it publicly available

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Is that true?

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"Put out" is remarkably versatile.

  1. It can have a literal meaning. "Put out the cat for the night." And the related figurative usage: "He put out feelers to see if anyone would offer him a job."
  2. To inconvenience: "Would it put you out if I borrowed your car?"
  3. To be annoyed: "It really puts me out that he keeps asking to borrow my car.
  4. Baseball term of art: "He tried to turn a single into a double, but he was put out at second."
  5. Render unconscious: "Don't worry about the operation. They'll put you out with anesthesia and you won't feel a thing."
  6. Of anything burning, to extinguish. A fire, a cigaret.
  7. Vulgar slang: of a woman, agree to have sex.
  8. Of a newspaper, to publish.

    For publish or make publicly known (particularly rumors), you may be thinking of "put it about."

  • So, I was right about the meaning in my case? – Dmitrii Bundin Jun 20 '15 at 9:32
  • @DmitryBundin No, "put out to stud" means to make available for breeding. To make something publicly available, you "put that something about." – deadrat Jun 20 '15 at 9:57
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You can't use the phrasal put out here.

I'm not going to race him. I'm going to put him out to stud.

  • put is the verb
  • him is the direct object
  • out is an adverb (modifying put)

put as used means:

3) to cause to be in a certain position or place; place; set ⇒ "put the box here"

basically sending the horse to a stud farm.

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    See, I heard that usage in the Godfather movie. That's why I think I can use it that way. – Dmitrii Bundin Jun 20 '15 at 5:52
  • Are you asking if putting a horse out to stud means "making the horse publicly available for the purpose of breeding"? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 20 '15 at 12:18

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