set down

This page is about the phrasal verb set down.

Meaning: If you set something down, you put it in writing.

Synonym: write down, put down

For example:

  • set down sth Nick carries a notebook around so that he can set down any thoughts he has as soon as he has them.

  • set sth down My secretary will set the details down in an official company memo.

Quick Quiz:

I've got a number of suggestions so I thought I'd set them all down

a. on the floor

b. in a letter

c. for breakfast

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