Phrasal Verb 'Put down'

We have 4 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Put down'.

Put down

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.

Put down

Stop holding (but withdraw support gently)

Example: PUT the gun DOWN slowly and keep your hands where I can see them.

Put down for

Commit to make a payment

Example: PUT me DOWN FOR 50p per mile.

Put down to

Give as an explanation

Example: He didn't score many, but we can PUT that DOWN TO inexperience