put sb down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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put sb down

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

put sb down (INSULT)

informal to make someone ​feelsilly or not ​important by ​criticizing them: Why did you have to put me down in ​front of everybody like that?

put sb down (LAY DOWN)

to ​place and make a ​babycomfortable in the ​place where it ​sleeps: I'd just put Jack down for his ​nap.
(Definition of put sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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