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put sth down to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
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.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 把…歸因於……
in Russian объяснять что-либо чем-либо…
in Turkish bir şeye yormak, bir neden yüklemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…归因于……
in Polish przypisywać coś czemuś, wyjaśniać coś czymś…
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