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put down (1)

Meaning: to stop carrying something or someone

Synonym: set down

For example:

  • put sth/sb down The refrigerator was so heavy that we had to put it down and have a rest.

  • put down sth/sb After swinging her around a few times, I put down my little girl and she fell over laughing.

Quick Quiz:

I had to put my wife down because she was
  1. too old
  2. too talkative
  3. too heavy

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