set down

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set down (third-person singular simple present sets down, present participle setting down, simple past and past participle set down)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To write.
    I set down this account so others may benefit from my experience.
    • Clarendon
      Some rules were to be set down for the government of the army.
  2. (transitive) To fix; to establish; to ordain.
    • Hooker
      This law we may name eternal, being that order which God [] hath set down with himself, for himself to do all things by.
  3. (transitive) To place, especially on the ground or a surface; to cease carrying; to allow passengers to alight.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To humiliate.