In 2011 just 219 dogs were put down, while 1,052 were rehomed.
“Like a Rolling Stone” was the put down you wished you could deliver.
It allows families to put down roots, communities to grow, and poor children to attend the same public schools as rich kids.
But he also warned that there would be no chance to put down the insurgency if Maliki remained in power.
The only number that matters is the final score, so put down the calculators, nerds.
He has put down uncles, aunts, cousins—but there's one thing about it I don't like.
Harriet put down the apostle-spoon in her hand and stared across at him.
I want that white, and I've ordered a dark red stair-carpet to put down.
Macdonald, however, was not a man to be put down in his own shop and before his own admirers.
During the whole of the above performance, the pots are held in the hands, and must not be put down.
late Old English *putian, implied in putung "instigation, an urging," literally "a putting;" related to pytan "put out, thrust out" (of eyes), probably from a Germanic stem that also produced Danish putte "to put," Swedish dialectal putta; Middle Dutch pote "scion, plant," Dutch poten "to plant," Old Norse pota "to poke."
Meaning "act of casting a heavy stone overhead" (as a trial of strength) is attested from c.1300. Obsolete past tense form putted is attested 14c.-15c. To put down "end by force or authority" (a rebellion, etc.) is from c.1300. Adjective phrase put out "angry, upset" is first recorded 1887; to put out, of a woman, "to offer oneself for sex" is from 1947. To put upon (someone) "play a trick on, impose on" is from 1690s. To put up with "tolerate, accept" (1755) was originally to put up, as in "to pocket." To put (someone) on "deceive" is from 1958.
Something disparaging, humiliating, or deflating; a reducing insult; knock: since it is such a neat put-down of the arrogant administrator (late 1950s+)