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put-down

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1 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt anotherʼs feelings

  • new hires always have to deal with put-downs and practical jokes from the older employees
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2 the act of making a person or a thing seem little or unimportant

  • your never-ending put-down of my musical talents is really starting to annoy me
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put down

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1 to express scornfully oneʼs low opinion of

  • he has the annoying habit of putting down others under the guise of offering constructive criticism
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dump on

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2 to make a written note of

  • we had the whole agreement put down on paper
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3 to put (someone or something) on a list

  • put her down as one of the chaperones for the field trip
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4 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force

  • a tyrant who ruthlessly put down uprisings
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sit on

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5 to explain (something) as being the result of something else

  • a fender bender that probably can be put down to the young driver's inexperience
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6 to take in as food

  • the husky youngster seemed to put down her own weight in food at one sitting
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