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English definition of “put-down”

put-down

noun [C] uk   /ˈpʊt.daʊn/ informal us  
an unkind remark that makes someone seem silly: One of the big put-downs of the presidential election campaign was the comment that he was 'no Jack Kennedy'.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
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