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put down definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here" [syn: set down, put down, place down]
2: put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed" [syn: lay, put down, repose]
3: cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely" [syn: land, put down, bring down]
4: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture" [syn: take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down]
5: leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel" [syn: drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge]
6: put (an animal) to death; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down" [syn: destroy, put down]
7: put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. [syn: write down, set down, get down, put down]
8: make a record of; set down in permanent form [syn: record, enter, put down]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to bring to an end ; stop <put down a riot> 2. a. depose, degrade b. disparage, belittle <mentioned his poetry only to put it down> c. disapprove, criticize <was put down for the way she dressed> d. humiliate, squelch <put him down with a sharp retort> 3. to make ineffective ; check <put down the gossip> 4. to do away with (as an injured, sick, or aged animal) ; destroy 5. a. to put in writing <put it down truthfully> b. to enter in a list <put me down for a donation> 6. a. to place in a category <I put him down as a hypochondriac O. S. J. Gogarty> b. attribute <put it down to inexperience> 7. to pack or preserve for future use 8. consume <putting down helping after helping Carson McCullers>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you put something down somewhere, you write or type it there. Never put anything down on paper which might be used in evidence against you at a later date... We've put down on our staff development plan for this year that we would like some technology courses... I had prepared for the meeting by putting down what I wanted from them. PHRASAL VERB: V n P in/on n, V P that, V P wh, also V P n (not pron) 2. If you put down some money, you pay part of the price of something, and will pay the rest later. He bought an investment property for $100,000 and put down $20,000... He's got to put cash down. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P 3. When soldiers, police, or the government put down a riot or rebellion, they stop it by using force. Soldiers went in to put down a rebellion. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), also V n P 4. If someone puts you down, they treat you in an unpleasant way by criticizing you in front of other people or making you appear foolish. I know that I do put people down occasionally... Racist jokes come from wanting to put down other kinds of people we feel threatened by. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron) see also put-down 5. When an animal is put down, it is killed because it is dangerous or very ill. (mainly BRIT) Magistrates ordered his dog Samson to be put down immediately... They think that any legislation that involved putting down dogs was wrong. PHRASAL VERB: be V-ed P, V P n (not pron), also V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Deposit, lay down. 2. Repress, crush, baffle, overthrow, destroy, conquer. 3. Degrade, confute, humiliate, abash, shame, disconcert, humble, extinguish, suppress. 4. Confute, silence.

Moby Thesaurus

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