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English definition of “put sth down”

put sth down

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

(PHONE)

B1 If you put the phone down, you place it or the receiver back in the position you keep it in when it is not being used.Communicating by telephone

(PAY)

to pay part of the cost and promise to pay the rest later: I've put a deposit down on a new car.Paying and spending money
(Definition of put sth down phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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