put down to

put down to
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "put down to":
present tense I/you/we/they put down to he/she/it puts down to present participle putting down to past tense put down to past participle put down to
1) put something down to something if you put something down to a particular reason, you think it has happened for that reason

I put his irritability down to tiredness.

2) put something down to experience to decide not to be affected by an unpleasant experience, but to accept that such things happen and cannot be avoided

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