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English definition of “put sth behind you”

put sth behind you

phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
If you put an unpleasant experience behind you, you stop thinking about it, so that it does not affect your life: Like any divorce, it was a painful business but I've put it all behind me now.Forgetting and forgetfulness
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