place down


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Verb1.place down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
plonk, plunk down, plump, plump down, plunk, flump, plank, plop - set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
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Mildred soon told the ladies of her romantic marriage with Philip; and he found himself an object of interest because his family, county people in a very good position, had cut him off with a shilling because he married while he was only a stoodent; and Mildred's father, who had a large place down Devonshire way, wouldn't do anything for them because she had married Philip.
He's got a most magnificent place down at Streatham and a 20 h.-p.
"A man that lives by himself in a place down by the Riverside Road like a toy savings bank--don't you know the things I mean?--called Sallust's House, says there is a right of way through our new pleasure ground.
"You're a smart wench, Lucy," he persisted; "I mean to do well by ye, and get ye a nice place down river; and you'll soon get another husband,--such a likely gal as you--"
He had to take on board forty tons of dynamite and a hundred and twenty tons of gunpowder at a place down the river before proceeding to sea.
'Why yes of course,' returned Flora; 'and of all the strangest names I ever heard the strangest, like a place down in the country with a turnpike, or a favourite pony or a puppy or a bird or something from a seed-shop to be put in a garden or a flower-pot and come up speckled.'
"I'm so glad they didn't knock that place down, I'm just sorry I'm not coming back this tour."
A week before the fatal fire Hanson was arrested after arriving at the house, shouting: "I'm going to burn this place down and you."
Jol's first choice midfield is likely to see Davids on the left, Jermaine Jenas and Michael Carrick in the middle while Routledge is pushing for a place down the right.
He said: "We shut the place down for a couple of days and seem to have nipped that in the bud.
BRADLEY WALSH tries to burn the place down in this celebrity edition of Ready Steady Cook tonight while Amanda Burton hopes chef Paul Rankin will make her a vegetable curry.
Boss Sir Bobby Robson said: "It's becoming an epidemic and we have had to close the whole place down. If you saw Shay Given's eye you would realise how bad things are." Given, Andy O'Brien, Lee Bowyer and Tony Caig have been struck down so far.