Third-person singular simple present indicative form of put down.
Puts-down Sentence Examples
Cyrus had 10,400 Greek hoplites and 2500 peltasts, and besides an Asiatic army under the command of Ariaeus, for which Xenophon gives the absurd number of ioo,000 men; the army of Artaxerxes he puts down at 900,000.
A bad clique would be defined as any sort of group that forces you to do things you are not comfortable with, that puts down "outsiders", or don't set a good example for those younger than they are.
The plant takes this as a signal to grow more roots, and puts down deeper, stronger roots, which in turn means a healthier plant.