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English verb: put down

1. put down (contact) cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place


SamplesSet down your bags here.


Synonymsplace down, set down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk, plunk down

2. put down (contact) put in a horizontal position


SamplesLay the books on the table.
Lay the patient carefully onto the bed.


Synonymslay, repose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)blow, bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay, lay to rest, rail, rebury


Causelie

3. put down (motion) cause to come to the ground


SamplesThe pilot managed to land the airplane safely.


Synonymsbring down, land


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get


Causeland, set down


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

4. put down (emotion) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally


SamplesShe tends to put down younger women colleagues.
His critics took him down after the lecture.


Synonymsdegrade, demean, disgrace, take down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify


Narrower (hyponym)dehumanise, dehumanize, reduce

5. put down (contact) leave or unload


SamplesUnload the cargo.
Drop off the passengers at the hotel.


Synonymsdischarge, drop, drop off, set down, unload


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)deliver


Narrower (hyponym)air-drop, wharf

6. put down (contact) put (an animal) to death


SamplesThe customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid.
The sick cat had to be put down.


Synonymsdestroy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)kill

7. put down (communication) put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.


Synonymsget down, set down, write down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)write


Narrower (hyponym)dash down, dash off, notate, note, take down, transcribe

8. put down (communication) make a record of; set down in permanent form


Synonymsenter, record


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)preserve, save


Narrower (hyponym)accession, book, chalk up, chronicle, clock in, clock on, clock up, document, file, file away, film, film, inscribe, keep, log, log up, maintain, manifest, mark, notch, photograph, post, punch in, record, register, ring up, score, shoot, shoot, snap, take, tally, tape, tape, videotape


Domain categoryrecording, transcription









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