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phrasal verb
  1. 5
    to put a baby in a bed so that it can go to sleep

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  2. 6
    to kill an animal using a drug because it is very old, ill, or dangerous

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  3. 7
    if an aircraft puts down, or if someone puts it down, it lands

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  4. 10
    put the phone down
    1. b.
      put the phone down on someone to end a telephone conversation with someone before they have finished speaking

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