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put sth back

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)

(REPLACE)

B1 to return an object to where it was before it was moved: Will you put the books back when you've finished with them?

(DELAY)

UK to delay a planned event: We had to put the meeting back a week.

(DRINK)

mainly UK informal to drink something quickly, especially a large amount of alcohol: He regularly puts back six pints a night - I don't know how he does it.

(OF CLOCK)

to change a clock or watch to make it show an earlier time, for example because you are now in a part of the world where the time is different
Translations of “put sth back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 放回原處, 將…放回原處…
in Russian класть на место…
in Turkish eski yerine koymak, yerleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放回原处, 将…放回原处…
in Polish odkładać coś…
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