set down
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to cause to sit down ; seat 2. to place at rest on a surface or on the ground 3. to suspend (a jockey) from racing 4. to cause or allow to get off a vehicle ; deliver 5. to land (an airplane) on the ground or water 6. a. ordain, establish b. to put in writing 7. a. regard, consider <
set him down as a liar
>
b. attribute

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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