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"put sth down" in British English

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put sth down

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

(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 /pʊt/ us verb putting, put, put

to pay part of the cost of something and promise to pay the rest later:

We will give a €30 gift card 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 attract customers.

(Definition of “put sth down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)