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put sth behind you

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
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.
Translations of “put sth behind you”
in Chinese (Traditional) 將(不愉快的經歷)拋在腦後…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将(不愉快的经历)抛在脑后…
(Definition of put sth behind you phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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