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 for put down
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  put down
      v 1: cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place;
           "set down your bags here" [syn: set down, put down,
           place down]
      2: put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table";
         "lay the patient carefully onto the bed" [syn: lay, put
         down, repose]
      3: cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the
         airplane safely" [syn: land, put down, bring down]
      4: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to
         put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him
         down after the lecture" [syn: take down, degrade,
         disgrace, demean, put down]
      5: leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers
         at the hotel" [syn: drop, drop off, set down, put
         down, unload, discharge]
      6: put (an animal) to death; "The customs agents destroyed the
         dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put
         down" [syn: destroy, put down]
      7: put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
         [syn: write down, set down, get down, put down]
      8: make a record of; set down in permanent form [syn: record,
         enter, put down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  380 Moby Thesaurus words for "put down":
     Parthian shot, abase, abasement, abash, account for, accredit with,
     accrete to, acknowledge, affront, annihilate, ante, ante up,
     apply to, ascribe to, aspersion, asphyxiate, assign to, atrocity,
     attach to, attribute to, back answer, barrack, be above,
     be contemptuous of, belittle, bend, bereave of life, blame,
     blame for, blame on, book, bottle up, break, brickbat, bring down,
     bring home to, bring into discredit, bring low, burden with,
     calendar, call names, care nothing for, carry away, carry off,
     carve, catalog, caustic remark, censor, chaff, chalk, chalk up,
     charge, charge on, charge to, check in, chloroform, choke,
     choke off, chronicle, clamp down on, comeback, comedown, confess,
     connect with, conquer, contemn, contempt, contumely, cork, cork up,
     crack, crack down on, credit with, crush, cry down, cut, cut at,
     cut down, cut off, cutting remark, damp down, debase, debasement,
     decry, deflation, degrade, demand, demean, denigrate, deposit,
     deprecate, depreciate, deprive of life, deride, derogate from,
     descent, despise, despite, destroy, detract from, dig, dig at,
     diminish, disapprove of, discommend, discredit, disdain, disgrace,
     dishonor, disoblige, disparage, dispatch, dispose of, dispraise,
     disprize, disvalue, do away with, do for, do to death, docket,
     drown, dump, dump on, eclipse, embarrassment, end, engrave, enjoin,
     enormity, enroll, enscroll, enter, exact, execute, exterminate,
     extinguish, fake out, fasten upon, father upon, feel contempt for,
     feel superior to, fell, file, fill out, finish, finish off, fix on,
     fix upon, flatten, fleer, fleer at, flout, flouting, foolery,
     freight with, gag, gibe, gibe at, gibing retort, give offense to,
     grave, hand over, hang on, hangdog look, hold beneath one,
     hold cheap, hold down, hold in contempt, humble, humbled pride,
     humiliate, humiliation, hurl a brickbat, immolate, impanel, impose,
     impose on, impose upon, impute to, incise, index, indignity,
     inflict on, inflict upon, injury, inscribe, insert, insult, jab,
     jab at, jape, jeer, jeer at, jeering, jest, jibe at, jot down,
     jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, knock, launch into eternity,
     lay, lay down, lay on, lay to, leg-pull, letdown, levy, liquidate,
     list, lodge, log, look down upon, lower, lynch, make a memorandum,
     make a note, make an entry, make away with, make little of,
     make out, mark down, martyr, martyrize, master, matriculate,
     minimize, minute, misprize, mock, mockery, mortification, muzzle,
     note, note down, offend, offense, outrage, override, overshadow,
     parting shot, pay over, pin on, pinpoint, place, place upon,
     place upon record, point to, poison, poll, pooh, pooh-pooh, post,
     post up, pour water on, prostrate, purge, put, put away,
     put in writing, put on, put on paper, put on tape, put out,
     put to death, put to shame, put to sleep, put up, put upon, put-on,
     quash, quell, quench, quip, rail at, rally, rank low, rank out,
     record, reduce, reduce to writing, refer to,
     reflect discredit upon, register, remove from life, repose,
     reposit, repress, rest, revile, ride down, ridicule, rude reproach,
     run down, sacrifice, saddle on, saddle with, scoff, scoff at,
     scorn, scout, scurrility, self-abasement, self-abnegation,
     self-diminishment, set, set at naught, set down, set down to,
     setdown, settle upon, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness,
     short answer, show up, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on,
     slam, slap, slap at, slay, slight, smash, smother, sneer, sneer at,
     sneeze at, sniff at, snort at, snuff out, speak ill of, squash,
     squelch, stamp out, stanch, starve, stifle, strangle, stultify,
     subdue, subject to, subjugate, submit to indignity, suffocate,
     suppress, swipe, tabulate, take down, take life, take off, tape,
     tape-record, task, taunt, tax, think nothing of, throttle,
     trample down, trample out, trample underfoot, tread underfoot,
     treat with indignity, trip up, twit, uncomplimentary remark,
     vanquish, verbal thrust, videotape, weight down with, write,
     write down, write in, write out, write up, yoke with

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