||criticize, knock, put-down
||Those poor kids are put down all the time - criticized and yelled at.
||kill, shoot, dispatch, put out of its misery
||The horse had to be put down because it was badly injured.
||His speech was a put-down of our policies - very negative.
|put down roots
||live in one place for years, buy land and raise a family
||After moving from town to town, we put down roots in Moose Jaw.
|put her there
||let us shake hands, I want to shake hands with you
||After the argument he apologized and said, "Put 'er there."
|put him in his place
||tell him he is wrong - that he is out of line
||Dwaine has insulted all of us. I hope Dad puts him in his place.
|put in a good word for
||tell the employer that you are a good applicant
||If you apply for a job with us, I'll put in a good word for you.
|put in a hard day
||work hard all day, a hard day
||You've put in a hard day, Fran. Let's have supper at a cafe.
|put in a plug for
||advertise free, promote free
||When you speak on TV, please put in a plug for my book.
|put in time
||be there a lot, hang out, spend time
||Raj puts in a lot of time at the piano. He practices a lot.