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put someone down

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put down

verb phrase

  1. To kill: Criticizing Jim Brady's wife Mohan said, ''Because of all her barking and complaining, she really needs to be put down. A humane shot at a veterinarian's would be an easy way to do it'' (1560+)
  2. To criticize adversely and severely; denigrate; dump on, knock: Not that I mean to put down the Old Masters (late-1950s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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put someone down

see: put down , def. 4.
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