put down

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To place a baby somewhere to sleep.
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I had just put Mary down when you rang. So now she's crying again.

Submitted on October 11, 2012

Additional definitions for 'put down':

put downTo set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.
put downTo insult, belittle, or demean.
put downTo pay an initial amount of money on a large purchase.
put downTo halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force.
put downTo administer euthanasia to, as an animal too old or ill to cure.
put downTo write something.
put downTo replace the telephone receiver and terminate a call. To hang up.
put downTo add a name to a list.
put downTo make prices, or taxes, lower.
put downTo land an aircraft.
put downTo drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle.
put downTo express deprecating, demeaning, critical, insulting remarks to another; expressions; 'put downs'.
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