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put sb down

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)

(INSULT)

informal to make someone feel silly or not important by criticizing them: Why did you have to put me down in front of everybody like that?

(LAY DOWN)

to place and make a baby comfortable in the place where it sleeps: I'd just put Jack down for his nap.
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