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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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Called the Kindle Oasis, the eighth-generation of the e-reader has been made 30% thinner, with the battery and processor now placed down one side on the rear of the device, creating a ridge that serves as an ergonomic grip.
He showed in no uncertain terms that was no fluke next time in France was he crossed the line in second behind Charm Spirit in the Prix Jean Prat, only to be disqualified and placed down in fourth.
A police source in Anbar told the National Iraqi News / NINA / that the adhesive bomb was placed down a civilian car traveling Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibrahim al-Kubaisi exploded as it passed in one of the main streets in the district of al-Ratba west of Anbar .
WITH overnight temperatures due to dip to -2C at Newbury, groundstaff placed down frost covers after racing yesterday, writes Rodney Masters.
6 : made so as to be placed down or under and not to be seen <the wrong side of cloth>
I met the guy who had placed down the poison and asked was it a humane death.
Second placed Down are the best bet to proceed to the final with Westmeath as they face pointless Meath at Portaferry (3.30pm).