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verb (tr, adverb)
to write down or record
to judge, consider, or regardhe set him down as an idiot
(foll by to) to ascribe; attributehis attitude was set down to his illness
to reprove; rebuke
to snub; dismiss
British to allow (passengers) to alight from a bus, taxi, etc
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Other Idioms and Phrases with set down

set down

1

Place in a lower position, as in Set the baby down here, or Set the bags down on the hall table. [Late 1400s]

2

Put in writing, record, as in Just set down all the facts as you remember them. [Second half of 1500s]

3

Regard, consider, as in Just set him down as a fool. [Late 1700s]

4

Assign to a cause, ascribe, as in Let's set down his error to inexperience. [Early 1800s]

5

Land an aircraft, as in The pilot set the plane down hard on the runway. Also see put down.

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