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Definition of put back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


put back

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Phrasal Verbs

    put somethingback

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  1. 1to return something to its usual place or to the place where it was before it was moved If you use something, put it back!
  2. 2to move something to a later time or date synonym postpone The meeting has been put back to next week.
  3. 3to cause something to be delayed Poor trading figures put back our plans for expansion.
  4. 4to move the hands of a clock so that they show the correct earlier time Remember to put your clocks back tonight (= because the time has officially changed).
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