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English definition of “put sth back”

put sth back

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

(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?Giving, bringing or getting back

(DELAY)

UK to delay a planned event: We had to put the meeting back a week.Delaying and wasting time

(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.Drinking alcoholDrinking

(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 differentAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
(Definition of put sth back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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