put something behind you

put something behind you
to forget something unpleasant that has happened to you, or to stop being affected by it

I was upset at the time, but I've managed to put it behind me.


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  • put something behind you — phrase to forget something unpleasant that has happened to you, or to stop being affected by it I was upset at the time, but I’ve managed to put it behind me. Thesaurus: to forget, or to try to forgetsynonym Main entry: put * * * ˌput sth beˈhind …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (something) behind (you) — to decide to forget or ignore something unpleasant. Frank, who survived the blast, says he still hasn t put the tragedy behind him …   New idioms dictionary

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • put behind — [phrasal verb] put (something) behind you : to stop worrying about or being upset by (something that happened in the past) It was a disappointing loss, but we need to put it behind us and focus on winning the next game. Put the past behind you. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • behind — be|hind1 [ bı haınd ] function word *** Behind can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): The car behind us was flashing its lights. as an adverb (without a following noun): I stayed behind to take care of the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • behind — I UK [bɪˈhaɪnd] / US adverb, preposition *** Summary: Behind can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): The car behind us was flashing its lights. as an adverb (without a following noun): I stayed behind to look… …   English dictionary

  • put */*/*/ — UK [pʊt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms put : present tense I/you/we/they put he/she/it puts present participle putting past tense put past participle put 1) a) to move something to a particular position, especially using your hands She put… …   English dictionary

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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