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English definition of “put sth down”

put sth down

(STOP) phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to stop or limit an opposing political event or group : Police used tear gas to put the riot down. Thousands of troops were needed to put down the uprising .Taking action against people in power
(Definition of put sth down (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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