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"put sth down" in British English

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put sth down

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

to ​paypart of the ​cost and ​promise to ​pay the ​restlater: I've put a ​deposit down on a new ​car.

put sth down

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

UK (UK and US bring sth down) to ​reduce a ​price or a ​charge: Shops are being ​forced to put ​theirprices down in ​order to ​attractcustomers. It's ​time that the ​government put down ​interestrates.
(Definition of put sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"put sth down" in Business English

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put sth down

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (putting, put, put)
to ​paypart of the ​cost of something and promise to ​pay the rest later: We will give a €30 ​giftcard to ​customers who put down a ​deposit on a new TV.
UK (US bring sth down) to ​reduce the ​level of sth: Shops are being ​forced to put their ​prices down in ​order to ​attractcustomers.
(Definition of put sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“put sth down” in British English

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