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- n. The humbling of a person by act or words.
- n. A retort or a reproof that has a humbling effect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a disparaging remark, a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect. Also called put-down.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A depressing or humiliating rebuke or reprehension; a rebuff; an unexpected and overwhelming answer or reply.
- n. A meal to sit down to (implying luxury).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reach or come to rest
- v. cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
- v. put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
- v. leave or unload
- v. go ashore
- v. put or settle into a position
set + down (Wiktionary)