put down

verb

Definition of put down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring to an end :  stop put down a riot

  3. 2a :  depose, degradeb :  disparage, belittle mentioned his poetry only to put it downc :  disapprove, criticize was put down for the way she dressedd :  humiliate, squelch put him down with a sharp retort

  4. 3 :  to make ineffective :  check put down the gossip

  5. 4 :  to do away with (an injured, sick, or aged animal) :  destroy

  6. 5a :  to put in writingb :  to enter in a list

  7. 6a :  to place in a category I put him down as a hypochondriac — O. S. J. Gogartyb :  attribute put it down to inexperience

  8. 7 :  to pack or preserve for future use

  9. 8 :  consume putting down helping after helping — Carson McCullers

put down roots

  1. :  to establish a permanent residence

Examples of put down in a Sentence

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

  2. we had the whole agreement put down on paper

14th Century

First Known Use of put down

14th century



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