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place down

1. To set something down (on some surface). A noun pronoun can be used between "place" and "down." My father sighed when he heard the baby crying, placing down the newspaper he'd been reading and standing up wearily from his chair. Thank you for bringing those boxes in for me. You can place them down on the floor behind my desk.
2. To give a certain amount of money in order to secure something (such as a bet, a mortgage, a lease, etc.). A noun pronoun can be used between "place" and "down." After you place a deposit down, you'll have to continue meeting your monthly repayments in order to retain possession of your car. I went up to the desk to place down a bet on the horse I'd heard about on the radio.
See also: down, place

place something down (on something)

to put something down on something. Place the book down on the top of the table. Please place down the book on the table.
See also: down, place
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Scott, who had previous convictions for theft from an employer and excess alcohol, denied making threats to burn the place down, but did accept taking the petrol can into the office and waving it around.
"They beat us in the last game at Brockville before they tore the place down. We were chasing an unbeaten record for the season as well and Charlie Christie blew it apart with five minutes to go.
Noting that the rankings has continued to be a mystery to soccer followers, football coach George Anizoba said that despite its victories this year, Nigeria is only placed fourth in Africa while dropping one place down in the world rankings.
Coun Eddie Darke, North Tyneside Council's cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: "There can't be many festivals where the action takes place down a high street, in a shopping centre, a car park, a library and a park.
He screams the place down demanding his money back and starts a run on the bank.
So when I see a mum chatting to her chum while her 'precious prince' causes havoc in a mall, or a father who just tuts and shrugs his shoulders as his daughter screams the place down until she gets her way, I despair.
"Egypt regressed from the 98th to the 112th place with a CPI of 2.9, and Syria moved from the 127th place down to the 129th and Yemen and Libya, which were 146th, fell to the 164th and 168th places this year, respectively.
He said: "There were bouncers at the door and we were told the big bosses had gone in and shut the place down. Even the staff hadn't been told anything."
Catching the little blighters is difficult enough, but piglets go absolutely bonkers and scream the place down if you pick them up, and the ear-splitting screams can turn the sow into a potential killing machine, determined to defend her babies at all costs.
Turkey dropped one place down to 32nd place on the list.
Peggy came from fourth place down the back-straight to snatch a half length victory over Croom Star in a useful 31.28sec.
This is a turn-key restaurant property with all of the FF&E in place down to the silver and glassware.
close this place down. " More-including JRC executive director Matthew Israel's extended response--at mothojones.com/schoolofshock.
Some experts say we ought to put in up to 100,000 more Americans for a short, defined period, quiet the place down, and then internationalize the nation-building; others say the Army simply doesn't have 100,000 new troops to spare, and has maybe 10,000 to 20,000 at most.
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