Meaning of “not put sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"not put sth down" in British English

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not put sth down

If you cannot put a book down, you are unable to stop reading it until you reach the end:

It was so exciting from the first page I couldn't put it down.

(Definition of “not put sth down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)