Phrasal Verb: Put down
Meaning: Kill an animal because it's old, ill, etc.
Example: He had his dog PUT DOWN because it was in a lot of pain from its tumours.
Meaning: Stop holding (but withdraw support gently)
Example: PUT the gun DOWN slowly and keep your hands where I can see them.
Other Phrasal Verbs
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