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To set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.

Why don't you put down your briefcase and stay awhile?

Additional definitions for 'put down':

put downTo insult, belittle, or demean.
put downTo pay an initial amount of money on a large purchase.
put downTo halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force.
put downTo administer euthanasia to, as an animal too old or ill to cure.
put downTo write something.
put downTo replace the telephone receiver and terminate a call. To hang up.
put downTo add a name to a list.
put downTo make prices, or taxes, lower.
put downTo place a baby somewhere to sleep.
put downTo land an aircraft.
put downTo drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle.
put downTo express deprecating, demeaning, critical, insulting remarks to another; expressions; 'put downs'.
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