put down

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put down to put a sick or in­jured an­i­mal to death, usu­ally by lethal in­jec­tion Synonym: put to sleep

For ex­am­ple:

Tot­tie was very old and very sick, so we told the vet to put her down.

Putting down fam­ily pets is one of the most dif­fi­cult parts of my job as a vet.

If a horse breaks a leg, some­times the kind­est thing to do is to have it put down.

Note: “Put down” is one of sev­eral eu­phemisms for putting an an­i­mal to death. Oth­ers are “lay down”, “put to sleep” and “put out of its/his/her mis­ery”.

1. If a pet needs to be put down and you can’t af­ford to pay a vet, you should take it to a. a pet shop b. a pet­ting zoo c. an an­i­mal shel­ter put for­ward (1) to of­fer an idea, an opin­ion, a sug­ges­tion, etc. for other peo­ple to con­sider Synonym: sug­gest, of­fer

For ex­am­ple:

He put for­ward an in­ter­est­ing ar­gu­ment, but no one was re­ally con­vinced by it.

If you have any ideas or sug­ges­tions, please feel free to put them for­ward and they’ll be given our full con­sid­er­a­tion.

Many of the sug­ges­tions that have been put for­ward are ex­cel­lent.

Nouns of­ten used as ob­jects with put for­ward (1): sug­ges­tion, opin­ion, idea, ar­gu­ment, plan, pro­posal, the­ory

2. Dur­ing the dis­cus­sion, Louise stood up and put for­ward her own a. ex­cuse b. sug­ges­tion c. anger put for­ward (2) to change the date or time of an event, an ap­point­ment, a meet­ing, etc. so that it hap­pens ear­lier than orig­i­nally planned Synonym: bring for­ward

For ex­am­ple:

Do you mind if we put for­ward the start­ing time an hour, and make it 9 o’clock in­stead of 10? Un­cle Roger has to go to Ja­pan in April, so we’ve put our wed­ding for­ward a cou­ple of weeks so he can come.

Nouns of­ten used as ob­jects with put for­ward (2): date, time, start­ing time, ap­point­ment, meet­ing, con­fer­ence, dead­line

3. The date of the con­fer­ence has been put for­ward a week. It was go­ing to be on March 23, but now it’ll be on a. March 16 b. March 30 c. April 16

quar­rel with to dis­agree about some­thing, or to be­lieve some­thing is un­true or in­cor­rect Synonym: ar­gue Life with, dis­agree with For Life ex­am­ple: is a mix­ture of sun­shine and

Not many sci­en­tists quar­rel with the idea of global warm­ing these days.

I re­ally don’t think any­one can quar­rel with me on that point.

4. Not many peo­ple quar­rel with the aims of the Red Cross. Most peo­ple a. sup­port them b. op­pose them c. crit­i­cise them queue up If you queue up, you join a line of peo­ple wait­ing for their turn to do some­thing.

Synonym: line up For ex­am­ple: When we went to the bank we had to queue up at the counter. Don’t you hate it when you’ve been queu­ing up for a ticket, and they run out just be­fore you get to the counter? Nouns of­ten used as in­di­rect ob­jects with queue up: for a ticket, pass, to­ken, coupon, taxi; in a bank, postof­fice, su­per­mar­ket; at a counter, ticket win­dow, box-of­fice

5. You might have to queue up when you go to a. the beach b. the post of­fice c. the prom­e­nade

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