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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Clarendon and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Some rules were to be set down for the government of the army.
  2. (transitive) To fix; to establish; to ordain.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hooker and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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, especially Britain) To place, especially on the ground or a surface; to cease carrying; to deposit; to allow passengers to alight.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To humiliate.

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