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put sth/sb down

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

B1 to put an ​object that you are ​holding onto the ​floor or onto another ​surface, or to ​stopcarrying someone: I put my ​bags down while we ​spoke. Put me down, Daddy!

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  • (NAME)

B2 to write someone's ​name on a ​list or ​document, usually in ​order to ​include that ​person in an ​event or ​activity: Do you ​want me to put you down for the ​trip to London? I've put myself down for the ​officefootballteam. If you ​want to get ​yourchildren into that ​school, you have to put ​their names down at ​birth.
(Definition of put sth/sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sth/sb down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 放下, 卸下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放下, 卸下…
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