put back

put back
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "put back":
present tense I/you/we/they put back he/she/it puts back present participle putting back past tense put back past participle put back
1) to put something in the place where it was before it was moved

Can you put the book back when you've finished with it?

2)
a) to change the time or date of an event so that it happens later than originally planned

We've put the trip back until June now.

b) to make something happen later than it should happen

The fire has put back the opening of the theatre by several months.

3) to change the time of a clock or watch to an earlier time

The children put back all the clocks in the house so they could stay up later!


English dictionary. 2014.

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