put-down


put-down
put-down [poot′doun΄ ]
n.
Slang a belittling remark or crushing retort

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  • put down — {v. phr.} 1. To stop by force, crush. * /In 24 hours the general had entirely put down the rebellion./ 2. To put a stop to; check. * /She had patiently put down unkind talk by living a good life./ 3. To write a record of; write down. * /He put… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put down — {v. phr.} 1. To stop by force, crush. * /In 24 hours the general had entirely put down the rebellion./ 2. To put a stop to; check. * /She had patiently put down unkind talk by living a good life./ 3. To write a record of; write down. * /He put… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put down — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to bring to an end ; stop < put down a riot > 2. a. depose, degrade b. disparage, belittle < mentioned his poetry only to put it down > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • put down — verb a) To set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location. Why dont you put down your briefcase and stay awhile? b) To insult, belittle, or demean. There he is! cried Mrs. Flanders, coming round the rock and covering the whole space of the… …   Wiktionary

  • put-down — Setdown Set down (s[e^]t doun ), n. The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a disparaging remark, a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect. Also called {put down}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put-down — /poot down /, n. 1. a landing of an aircraft. 2. Informal. a. a disparaging, belittling, or snubbing remark. b. a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone. Also, putdown. [1960 65; n. use of v. phrase put down] * * * …   Universalium

  • put-down — noun An insult or barb; a snide or demeaning remark. When he called you a know it all, he meant it as a put down …   Wiktionary

  • put down to — verb to state the cause of a situation. I put the high crime rate down to the high unemployment …   Wiktionary

  • put-down — noun Date: 1962 an act or instance of putting down; especially a humiliating remark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • put down — in fly fishing, an error in presentation of the fly or any other action that scares the fish so that it swims away or into deeper water …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Put Down Your Whip — Artwork title=Put Down Your Whip artist=Xu Beihong year=1939 type=Oil painting height=144 width=90 Put Down Your Whip is a 1939 oil painting by Chinese Realism painter Xu Beihong. Completed during Xu s stay in Singapore, the painting was… …   Wikipedia


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