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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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Cricket Australia, meanwhile, have put back the start of the first Test against South Africa by five days to December 17.
A colleague of mine in Umm Suqueim found two or three baby house sparrows that had fallen out of the nests at his villa which he put back but they kept coming out weren't so lucky," said Milner.
He said he believed the council had put back the decision to avoid a possible backlash at the polls if the school was closed, adding: "The council is just trying to get the local elections out of the way before they make their decision.
In 2002, an additional nine million s/f were put back.
THURSDAY night was expected to be an historic one for Lifford, with its brand new state-of- the-art grandstand due to open to the public for the first time, but the opening has now been put back a week.
25 Years Ago Mr Felix Kok, leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, this week found the house he had agreed to buy has been put back on the market.
A magnificent image of a Bodhisattva, that had survived the Civil War and which the museum put back on show in 2000, fell victim to the Taliban hardening in attitude and now stands as a shattered hulk -- smashed in 2001.
The court's ruling will ensure that New England's beleaguered groundfish are put back on track towards sustainability.
Congress needs to put back some of the cut funds to prevent "an acute care crisis.
They are designed such that if a surgeon tries a prosthesis and finds he has the wrong length, it can be cleaned, put back into the kit and resterilized with steam or ETO.
This time I am pleased to announce that the canned music has been put back in the can, and a group of musicians called the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra has been put in City Center's pit.
Recycling is good, but not when the trash gets put back into communities of color," says Loyal "When you recycle, you need to know where that trash is going.
The low-cholesterol fraction is then put back into the milk, which can be used in such products as butter, ice cream, cheese and yogurt.
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SPECIAL meetings of health boards across South Wales to discuss recommendations on the future of hospital services across the region have been put back to the New Year.