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English definition of “put sth down to sth”

put sth down to sth

phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to think that a problem or situation is caused by a particular thing: I put the children's bad behaviour down to the fact that they were tired.Concluding and deducing
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