place back

place back

1. To set someone or something at a position to the rear of or backward from where they were. A noun or pronoun is used between "place" and "back." Why don't you place your desk back a bit so that you're closer to the radiator? We need to place the supporting actors back about five paces, or they'll be in the way of the leads.
2. To return something to its original position. A noun or pronoun is used between "place" and "back." I was placing the vase back on the mantelpiece when it slipped out of my fingers and shattered. Be sure to place his books back where you found them!
See also: back, place

place something back

 
1. to move something backwards. Place this chair back a little. It is in the walkway. Would you please place the boxes back so there is more room to get through?
2. to return something to where it was. You found it on the table. Place it back when you finish. When you finish examining the book from the shelf, place it back.
See also: back, place
References in classic literature ?
When a man came back after that, he would get his place back only by the courtesy of the boss.
She's going to show me a place back in the woods where rice lilies grow.
Farr, a former Shropshire & Herefordshire junior, is attempting to win his place back on the European Tour, having previously graduated in 2014 and 2017.
"It has been a challenge to get this place back up and running but eventually we've managed it," she said.
"I am staying on the Manchester City bench at the moment but I'm fighting to get my place back in the stating line-up - but I'm fighting with the top scorer in the club's history, Sergio Aguero.
If he wants his place back then he needs to work his socks off in training and prove himself to the manager.
Gutierrez had fought back from cancer to win his place back in the United team last season after being recalled to the first-team squad by then head coach John Carver.
I played well in the Big Bash, I gave up a contract in India, "I am not being paid any money here and I am dedicated to getting my England place back. I want my England place and I think I deserve my England place."
SUNDERLAND boss Gus Poyet has challenged Steven Fletcher to win his place back after the Scotland striker was dropped from the squad to face Spurs on Saturday The PS12million man was a shock omission for the 2-2 home draw, with the 27-year-old not even being deemed worthy of a place on the bench.
Whisk together and then place back into a pan and cook out to 82degC or the mix coats the back of a spoon.
ROY HODGSON has warned Joe Hart he must win his Manchester City place back before March.
Summary: Muscat: MJB--Cassiopeia Team took the first place back from RMS--Orion Team in the twelfth week ...
So, the meddling medic went unpunished and he was able to take his place back in the dug-out and see his side run out 1-0 winners.
He probably shouldn't have gone from Hartlepool in the first place back in 2005, but he is back now and must try and halt a run of nine defeats in a row at Victoria Park.