verb to put down
- (alternative spelling of, put-down)
- To set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.
- Why don't you your briefcase and stay awhile?
- (idiom) To insult, belittle, or demean.
- They their little sister for walking slowly.
- To pay an initial amount of money on a large purchase.
- We a $1,000 deposit.
- To halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force.
- The government quickly an insurrection.
- (euphemism) To administer euthanasia to, as an animal too old or ill to cure.
- Rex was in so much pain, they had to put him down.
- To write something.
- Put down the first thing you think of on this piece of paper.
- To replace the telephone receiver and terminate a call. To hang up.
- Don't put the phone down. I want a quick word with him,too.
- To add a name to a list.
- I've put myself down for the new Spanish conversation course.
- To make prices, or taxes, lower.
- BP are putting petrol and diesel down in what could be the start of a price war.
- (idiom) To place a baby somewhere to sleep.
- I had just put Mary down when you rang. So now she's crying again.
- (idiom) To land an aircraft.
- The pilot managed to in a nearby farm field.
- (idiom) To drop off, drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle.
- The taxi put him down outside the hotel.
Etymology: From put + down
- French: poser
- Italian: abbattere
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