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Verb: put down  pût dawn
  1. Cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    "put down your bags here";
    - set down, place down
  2. Put in a horizontal position
    "put down the books on the table";
    - lay, repose
  3. (air travel) cause to come to the ground
    "the pilot managed to put down the aeroplane safely";
    - land, bring down
  4. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    "She tends to put down younger women colleagues";
    - take down, degrade, disgrace, demean
  5. Remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave
    - drop, drop off, set down, unload, discharge
  6. Put (an animal) to death
    "the sick cat had to be put down";
    - destroy
  7. Put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    - write down, set down, get down
  8. Make a record of; set down in permanent form
    - record, enter
Noun: put-down  'pût,dawn
  1. A crushing remark
    - squelch [informal], squelcher, takedown

Derived forms: put-downs, puts down, put down, putting down

See also: lay

Type of: abase, arrive, chagrin, come, deliver, derision, get, humble, humiliate, kill, lay, mortify, place, pose, position, preserve, put, save, set, write

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