What is the meaning of put down?


  • Cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place.
    • usage: "set down your bags here"
  • Put in a horizontal position.
    • usage: "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
  • Cause to come to the ground.
    • usage: "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
  • Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally.
    • usage: "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
  • Leave or unload.
    • usage: "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
  • Put (an animal) to death.
    • usage: "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down"
  • Put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc..
  • Make a record of; set down in permanent form.
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APAWordNet. (2010). put down. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/put_down/definitions/1304795
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "put down" http://smartdefine.org/put_down/definitions/1304795 (accessed March 21, 2018).
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