put back


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put something back

 
1. to return something to where it was before. Please put the book back when you finish it. Put back the book when you finish.
2. Go to set something back.
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put back

v.
1. To return something to the position from which it was taken: No, you may not eat another cookie, so put it back! I put back the books I'd taken from the shelf.
2. To drink completely: I put back four bottles of beer with dinner.
3. To reschedule something to an earlier time: They put the meeting back from 3:00 to noon. Let's put back the date a few weeks.
4. To cause someone or something to be delayed: We hoped to start painting the house this week, but the bad weather put us back several days. The lack of funds put back the project a few months.
5. To cause someone or something to be offended. Used chiefly in the passive: I was put back by their uncaring remarks.
See also: back, put
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Sentencing of the case has been repeatedly put back because of the time it takes in getting mental health reports together.
But in a statement, senior programme board members said the meetings will now be put back to the New Year.
Leigh Jordon, international recruitment officer for Racing Victoria, confirmed the quarantine deadline had been put back until the start of October.
The Tories pledged to revalue business rates in 2015 to reflect the financial crisis - but the move has now been put back until 2017.
It may well have been the work of a thief who was interrupted, but I find it strange that the hub caps were put back on.
Ms Brock-Doyle said they had received a total of 3,000 tickets to put back in the public pot - including around 600 gymnastics tickets, and between 500 and 700 for beach volleyball.
However, this game would be put back to the following day if Newcastle qualify for the group stages.
I could not think of a better way to put back into society than giving to children who without donations from companies such as Windows Plus would be going without at a time when they should be enjoying their childhood.
The trial was put back from next week to the spring after Perth Sheriff Court heard Ferguson was having treatment for an overactive thyroid.
The Wolves game has been put back a day to Sunday, December 4, with a 4pm kick-off, while the Rovers game has also been moved from Saturday to Sunday, and will now take place on December 11 and kick-off at 1.
At some point--unlike Humpty Dumpty who couldn't be put back together again-your equipment is put back together in like-new condition.
Summary: Harry Redknapp has revealed that Ledley King's groin operation has been put back to next week because the defender lost his passport.
Of course you will always get one who will do a runner, only to be caught and put back into closed prison.
Summary: The north African branch of al-Qaeda, which was threatening to kill a French hostage, has put back an ultimatum that was due to expire at midnight, a Malian negotiator said on Saturday.
About 83% of people planning to buy a house said they had either put back their moving date or postponed it indefinitely after speculation over the future of stamp duty, according to website Moveme.