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Definition of "put down" [put down]

  • Used other than as an idiom: see put,‎ down. (verb)
  • To insult, belittle, or demean. (verb)
  • To pay. (verb)
  • To halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force. (verb)
  • To euthanize (an animal). (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "put down" in a sentence
  • "Stuey put down $50,000 in cash and financed the rest under a no-qualifying loan."
  • "He put down a revolt of satraps in Asia Minor and reconquered Egypt before he was assassinated."
  • "I put down the magazine and appealed to Coelle, who was usually the voice of reason."