Definition of “put sth back” - English Dictionary

“put sth back” in British English

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put sth back

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

(Definition of “put sth back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“put sth back” in Business English

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put sth back

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us verb putting, put, put

to return something to where it belongs:

I phoned pointing out that there had been no mistake on my account and demanded that the money be put back.
Money spent on new facilities isn't just buried in a hole somewhere, it's spent on construction and put back into the economy.
Our company sponsors local sport and arts because we want to put something back into the community.

UK to arrange for something to happen later than originally planned:

A ruling had been expected by the end of April, but has been put back a further month.

to cause a delay in something:

The hurricane put back the completion of the projects.

(Definition of “put sth back” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)