- (informal) something that you say or do to criticize someone or make them appear foolish ⇒
I see the term as a put-down of women. ⇒
She was getting very sick of Mick's put-downs.
Example Sentences Including 'put-down'
A rising blush and a self put-down are common reactions to compliments.
Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive?
CHRIS Corrigan got into trouble with the stock exchange yesterday over a salty put-down of merchant bank Grant Samuel.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
For a category to grow speedily, the put-down price should be affordable for the largest possible customer segment," Kumar asserts.
Business Today (1997)
HOME Secretary David Blunkett last night delivered a crafty put-down to petty Labour MPs who accused him of starting a race row.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Referring to Sir Tim, she added: "Whenever he spoke to me, he wagged his finger in a put-down manner.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`It is a put-down to Cronje and their players if they need someone talking in their ears.
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