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What does it mean? "put down the riot" "put out a hand to help someone"
Sep 9, 2008 9:40 PM
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Hi Maria to 'put down a riot' is to suppress, break up or quell a riot that has already started. Its emphasis is different to 'stopped'; 'put down' implies an amount of physical force was used to stop it. When you 'put out a hand to help..' there is an implication that you have chosen to do something most people would not choose to do.
September 10, 2008
to put down the riot ...means to stop like the protesters who eventually gets rowdy. to put a hand to help someone.... means to help someone. Something similar to helping the old lady cross the street.
September 10, 2008
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