Meaning of “put sth/sb down” in the English Dictionary

"put sth/sb down" in British English

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put sth/sb down

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


B1 to put an object that you are holding onto the floor or onto another surface, or to stop carrying someone:

I put my bags down while we spoke.
Put me down, Daddy!

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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 office football team.
If you want to get your children 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)

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