put down

put down 1) suppress (a rebellion, coup, or riot) by force. 2) kill (a sick, old, or injured animal). 3) pay (a sum) as a deposit. 4) informal humiliate by public criticism.
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  • put down — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to bring to an end ; stop < put down a riot > 2. a. depose, degrade b. disparage, belittle < mentioned his poetry only to put it down > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • put-down — Setdown Set down (s[e^]t doun ), n. The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a disparaging remark, a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect. Also called {put down}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put-down — /poot down /, n. 1. a landing of an aircraft. 2. Informal. a. a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark. b. a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone. Also, putdown. [1960 65; n. use of v. phrase put down] * * * …   Universalium

  • put-down — noun Date: 1962 an act or instance of putting down; especially a humiliating remark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Put Down Your Whip — Artwork title=Put Down Your Whip artist=Xu Beihong year=1939 type=Oil painting height=144 width=90 Put Down Your Whip is a 1939 oil painting by Chinese Realism painter Xu Beihong. Completed during Xu s stay in Singapore, the painting was… …   Wikipedia

  • put down roots — phrasal to establish a permanent residence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • put down a deposit — ➡ mortgages * * * …   Universalium

  • To put down — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put down one's staff — Staff Staff (st[.a]f), n.; pl. {Staves} (st[=a]vz or st[aum]vz; 277) or {Staffs} (st[.a]fs) in senses 1 9, {Staffs} in senses 10, 11. [AS. st[ae]f a staff; akin to LG. & D. staf, OFries. stef, G. stab, Icel. stafr, Sw. staf, Dan. stav, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Put — Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Put case — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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