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set (one) down as (something)

To regard or consider someone as something, especially in a dismissive or condescending manner. It's easy to set him down as a brainless braggart, but there is a deceptive amount of strategy in his approach. After she was caught smoking pot, her teachers set her down as a miscreant.
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set (something) down

1. To record or make note of. I'd like everyone to set down a few ideas for the next project before tomorrow's meeting. He set down some broad ideas for the story.
2. Of an aircraft, to land. They were forced to set the plane down in the river after one of the engines failed. I'm just looking for a good place to set the hot-air balloon down.
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set (something) down to (something)

To regard or determine something as arising from a particular cause or source. We just have to set the failure down to bad luck. They'll set this mistake down to your inexperience, but that excuse won't fly for long.
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set someone or something down

 and put someone or something down
to lower or set down someone or something. (See also set something down; put someone or something down.) Put me down! Please set that vase down. It cost a fortune. Put down that gun!
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set someone down (on something)

 and set someone down (onto something)
to place a person one is carrying or lifting onto something. I set the small boy down onto the desk and gave him a piece of candy. Set the baby down and come over here.
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set something down

 and put something down 
1. to place something on the surface of something. Andy set the hot skillet down on the dishcloth and burned a hole in it. He set down the skillet here and burned the counter.
2. to write something on paper. Let me put this down on paper so we will have a record of what was said. I will set down this note on paper.
3. to land an aircraft. The pilot put the plane down exactly on time. I can't set down this plane in the fog.
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set down

1. Place in a lower position, as in Set the baby down here, or Set the bags down on the hall table. [Late 1400s]
2. Put in writing, record, as in Just set down all the facts as you remember them. [Second half of 1500s]
3. Regard, consider, as in Just set him down as a fool. [Late 1700s]
4. Assign to a cause, ascribe, as in Let's set down his error to inexperience. [Early 1800s]
5. Land an aircraft, as in The pilot set the plane down hard on the runway. Also see put down.
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set down

1. To put something on the surface of something: They set the boxes down on the floor. I set down my book and closed my eyes.
2. To put something in writing; record something: I set down some ideas for a novel. The committee set their findings down in a report.
3. To land some aircraft: The pilot set the plane down hard. She found a clearing and set down the helicopter.
4. To land: The plane set down at a small airport outside the city.
5. Baseball To put out some batter; retire someone. Used of a pitcher: The pitcher set down the first two hitters. The hitter stepped up to the plate, and the pitcher set him down with a fastball.
6. set down as To regard someone as something: They set her down as a liar and never trusted her again.
7. set down to To attribute some event to some cause: Let's set the error down to inexperience.
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And the 32–year–old had to dig deep once more to recover from a set down to eventually run out a 3–6 6–4 6–3 winner.
As I said, the prayers that can be read are set down in the Standing Orders of the House of Lords and these are currently only of the Christian faith.
Kuznetsova thanked the few hearty fans who stayed out late to watch her comeback from a set down to beat Kerber 3-6 7-5 6-4.
Frenchman Simon sprung a major shock by coming from a set down to beat world number one Rafael Nadal 3-6 7-5 7-6 (8/6) in athree hours and 22 minutes.
I apply to it the 3rd Figure in Order, which is 2, and therefore call the first Square of that Table 3, the second Square 4, the third 5, and so orderly, till I number to the 9th Square, in which finding the Letter (p) having set down in the same Line at a convenient Distance; because it is to begin another Word, I count from that Square till I come to the 9th, and finding the Letter (u) I set that down and proceed to the next 9th Square, and finding the Letter (r) which have set down, I count from the Square to the next 9th, and finding the Letter (o) I set that down, proceeding thence to the next 9th find a Blank, by which I know the Word is finished, and is Puto.
Russian Dmitry Tursunov defeated Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-6, 6-3 and Belgian Xavier Malisse came from a set down to beat French qualifier Florent Serra 6-7, 6-2, 6-0.
Now a new translation into English by academician Reza Ordoubadian successful presents the language and imagery of Hafez to a new generation of readers who will find his verse to be as fluent, enjoyable, thoughtful, inspiring, relevant and universal today as they were when originally set down so long ago.
Stackhouse set down his gun and fled--leaving his driver's license behind.
the truths which God wished to be set down in the sacred writings for the sake of our salvation (Dei Verbum, 11).
Dementieva came back from a set down to beat Bethanie Mattek 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
and the Whale moved and the Earth trembled, so Allah set down mountains upon it which stabilized it, and He the Exalted said: We set down mountains upon earth so that it does not move".
There is a more intimate atmosphere with seating angled toward the infield and set down closer to the field.
It seems a leftover fragment of an exotic archipelago set down by mistake in the waters of Japan, a stray Bahama, Tuamotu, or Laccadive somehow delivered to the wrong address.
The court has made it clear that it is standing firm on the standard it set down," said David F.
In some ways, windmills are the equivalent of the marvellous aque- and via-ducts of the early nineteenth century: splendid products of our science and technology set down miraculously in the middle of what appears to be untouched countryside.