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put sth down

phrasal verb with put
 
 
/pʊt/ verb [T] ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
STOP HOLDING B1 to put something that you are holding onto the floor or onto another surface: I'll just put my bag down for a minute, it's rather heavy. Placing and positioning an object
TELEPHONE UK B1 If you put the phone down, you put the part of the telephone that you speak into back to its usual position.Placing and positioning an objectCausing something to endComing to an end
ANIMAL to kill an animal, usually because it is sufferingVeterinary medicineKillingMurder and attempted murder
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