put down v.1
1. [mid-19C+] to eat, to drink.
2. in senses implying aggression, hostility.
(a) [late 19C+] to deride, to slander, to attack verbally, to tease.
(b) [1950s] to imprison.
(c) [1950s+] to attack physically, to kill.
3. (US) in lit. and fig. senses of SE put down, to set down.
(a) [20C+] of an activity, to abandon.
(b) [1910s] (UK Und.) to successfully cash a forged cheque at a bank; to pass counterfeit money; thus putter-down n., one who passes counterfeit cheques.
(c) [1940s+] to act, to do, to say.
(d) [1950s+] of a person, to reject, to give up.
(e) [1970s] of a place, to leave.
4. in senses of SE put down for.
(a) [1990s+] to involve someone, i.e. in a crime.
(b) [2000s] (US black) to enlist a candidate in a gang or similar group.
[1960s] to run fast.
[late 19C] (US) a toast that precedes drinking.