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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)

put sth down

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

to ​kill an ​animal that is ​old, ​sick, or ​injured, to ​prevent it from ​suffering: If a ​horsebreaksitsleg, it usually has to be put down.
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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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