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Phrasal Verb: Put Down

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put down

Put down: Stop holding
"Slowly put down the gun and keep your hands where I can see them."
"She finished reading the newspaper and put it down on the table."

We use can't put something down as an idiom to describe something we are reading that is so interesting that we don't want to stop reading it.

"Have you read the new Harry Potter book? It's impossible to put down."
"The novel was so exciting that I couldn't put it down. I read it all night."
"Don't start reading it until you have a lot of free time. You might not be able to put it down!"



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