Put down - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpʊt ˈdaʊn|  American pronunciation of the word put down
Brit.  |ˈpʊtdaʊn|  British pronunciation of the word put down


- cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place (syn: set down)
- put in a horizontal position (syn: lay, repose)
- cause to come to the ground (syn: bring down, land)
- reduce in worth or character, usually verbally (syn: degrade, demean, disgrace, take down)
She tends to put down younger women colleagues
- remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave (syn: discharge, drop, drop off, set down, unload)
- put (an animal) to death (syn: destroy)
the sick cat had to be put down
- put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. (syn: get down, set down, write down)
- make a record of; set down in permanent form (syn: enter, record)

Extra examples

You'd be surprised at the amount that boy can put down in a single day.

Put down every word she says.

The troops put down the rebellion.

Tom's latest book has been severely put down in the newspaper reports.

Put down your expenditure.

He made an unkind remark, intended to put her down.

I put his bad temper down to his recent illness.

The pilot was able to put the damaged plane down safely.

...he has the annoying habit of putting down others under the guise of offering constructive criticism...

...we had the whole agreement put down on paper...

Can you put me down at the next corner, please?

Put down whatever you're doing and join the party!

I'll take three boxes; would you put them down (to my account)?

Put me down for £ 5.

Put me down for a donation!

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