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put down

verb phrase
  1. To kill: Criticizing Jim Brady's wife Mohan said, ''Because of all her barking and complaining, she really needs to be put down. A humane shot at a veterinarian's would be an easy way to do it'' (1560+)
  2. To criticize adversely and severely; denigrate; dump on, knock: Not that I mean to put down the Old Masters (late-1950s+)

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put someone down

see: put down , def. 4.
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