put down



Why don't you put down your briefcase and stay awhile?
  1. To insult, belittle, or demean.
    They frequently put down their little sister for walking slowly.
  2. To pay.
    We put down a $1,000 deposit.
  3. To halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force.
    The government quickly put down the insurrection.
  4. To euthanize (an animal).
    Rex was in so much pain, they had to put him down.
  5. To write (something).
    Put down the first thing you think of on this piece of paper.
  6. To terminate a call; to hang up.
    Don't put the phone down. I want a quick word with him,too.
  7. To add a name to a list.
    I've put myself down for the new Spanish conversation course.
  8. To make prices, or taxes, lower.
    BP are putting petrol and diesel down in what could be the start of a price war.
  9. To place a baby somewhere to sleep.
    I had just put Mary down when you rang. So now she's crying again.
  10. To land.
    The pilot managed to put down in a nearby farm field.
  11. To drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle.
    The taxi put him down outside the hotel.
  12. To cease, temporarily or permanently, reading (a book).
    I was unable to put down The Stand: it was that exciting.

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