a landing of an aircraft.
a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark.
a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone.
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How to use put-down in a sentence
Turn off the TV, put down your phone, and log off the computer.
Diana Showman, 19, had come out of her house, ignored demands to put down the weapon, and was shot once.
“The point of the report is to put down a marker for future generations,” he said.White House Must Decide Who Will Be Named in the CIA ‘Torture Report’ | Josh Rogin, Eli Lake | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both dogs became ferocious after the shootings, and had to be put down.
Just weeks before the Somme, British soldiers put down the rising, leaving much of the city in ruins.
A serious insurrection occurred at Dresden, in Saxony, but was in a few days put down.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The Professor put down his cards without a word, and left the room, going straight upstairs.Uncanny Tales | Various
Now this morning I saw it put down for to-day Very pleasant, and I knew for sartin it would rain before night.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Another female person, whom I put down as Madam Stone, arose and disappeared through an open door at my approach.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I put down my haid, and was just kinda dragged up the aisle and onto the platform.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for put down
to make a written record of
to repress: to put down a rebellion
to consider; account: they put him down for an ignoramus
to attribute: I put the mistake down to his inexperience
to put to death, because of old age or illness: the vet put the cat down
to table on the agenda: the MPs put down a motion on the increase in crime
to put (a baby) to bed
to dismiss, reject, or humiliate
a cruelly crushing remark
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Other Idioms and Phrases with put-down
Write down; also, enter in a list. For example, Please put down my name for a free ticket, or Put me down as a subscriber. [Second half of 1500s]
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