put-down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"put-down" in British English

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put-downnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpʊt.daʊn/ informal
an ​unkindremark that makes someone ​seemsilly: One of the ​big put-downs of the ​presidentialelectioncampaign was the ​comment that he was "no Jack Kennedy".
(Definition of put-down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"put-down" in American English

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put-downnoun [C]

(also putdown)  /ˈpʊtˌdɑʊn/ infml
a ​negativestatement about someone; ​insult: Calling American ​workerslazy was a mean-spirited put-down.
(Definition of put-down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put-down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 贬低(或奚落)的话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貶低(或奚落)的話…
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