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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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The hormonal changes make them stubborn, unpredictable and unruly, and they screamed the place down as they raced around the ring.
However, with Swansea overtaking Cardiff, the city has actually moved one place down the TV Licensing half-year league.
Three of us jump in his car, but before he starts it, he notices a bus stopping at the wrong place down the street.
Ever wonder what makes that three-star place down the street better
Community area forum chairman Nancy Maxwell said: "Rubbish, graffiti and dog dirt really drag a place down and affect us all.
But Tom turned his place down after being impressed with the teachers at Birmingham.
If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens.
If you shut the place down, you're going to put a lot of innocent people out of a home.
Last year, the festival took place down the block, in a former deli--hence the name.
Any decision for a second season will take place down the road.
Destruction of the interior by fire in 1933 allowed the Nazis (who are supposed to have initiated the arson, though blamed it on the poor loony Dutch anarchist van der Lubbe) to close the whole place down - and with it democracy.
And then, of course, when the inevitable limousines started pulling up outside, it was over: The police closed the place down sometime in 1974.
For example, in Newark, New Jersey, a notice was taped to the door of a group home which had not yet opened that said, "If you open this home in this neighborhood, we're going to burn this place down.
For those readers too young to understand the significance of that statement, the Liverpool Institute for Boys was a wonderful school which served talented, working-class boys in the city for 150 years (giving birth to the Beatles on its way) before Hatton and his crew closed the place down in the eighties.
McDermott said: "We need to calm the whole place down.