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In 2011 just 219 dogs were put down, while 1,052 were rehomed.
At which Barry put down the mic and basked in a round of applause.
The only number that matters is the final score, so put down the calculators, nerds.
Attention, shoppers: put down the golf gear, step away from the neckties.
He has put down uncles, aunts, cousins—but there's one thing about it I don't like.
Svadilfare put down the stone he was hauling and called to the little mare.
I want that white, and I've ordered a dark red stair-carpet to put down.
You put down a hundred colonists, products of the most advanced culture.
During the whole of the above performance, the pots are held in the hands, and must not be put down.
late Old English *putian, implied in putung "instigation, an urging," literally "a putting;" related to pytan "put out, thrust out" (of eyes), probably from a Germanic stem that also produced Danish putte "to put," Swedish dialectal putta; Middle Dutch pote "scion, plant," Dutch poten "to plant," Old Norse pota "to poke."
Meaning "act of casting a heavy stone overhead" (as a trial of strength) is attested from c.1300. Obsolete past tense form putted is attested 14c.-15c. To put down "end by force or authority" (a rebellion, etc.) is from c.1300. Adjective phrase put out "angry, upset" is first recorded 1887; to put out, of a woman, "to offer oneself for sex" is from 1947. To put upon (someone) "play a trick on, impose on" is from 1690s. To put up with "tolerate, accept" (1755) was originally to put up, as in "to pocket." To put (someone) on "deceive" is from 1958.
Something disparaging, humiliating, or deflating; a reducing insult; knock: since it is such a neat put-down of the arrogant administrator (late 1950s+)