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put (something) behind (someone or something)

1. To stop focusing on, thinking about, or obsessing over something. You should put those bad memories behind you and start focusing on the good life you have now. Let's just put this loss behind us and start preparing for the next game.
2. To provide or give something that aids, supports, or assists someone or something. The committee members promised to put the fund behind a development scheme for the impoverished area. We're putting all of our resources behind you and your team.
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put something behind someone or something

to place something in back of someone or something. I put the box behind Mary, and she didn't even know it was there. Please put the present behind the couch where janet will not see it.
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put behind

1. To place something to the rear of something or someone: I put the wires behind the bookcase, where no one can see them.
2. To provide something to someone or something as a means of support or assistance: The corporation put one million dollars behind the reconstruction project.
3. To consciously stop worrying or thinking about some unpleasant experience: I'm glad you put those bad days behind you and finished your studies.
4. To place someone in some lower or less advanced grade or class, especially due to inadequate performance: I couldn't pass all the required tests, so they had to put me behind with the beginners.
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There's a vital truth here for the gay rights movement--namely, that we need urgently to put behind us an ideology that quixotically rejects and ridicules everything the average American believes in (God, country, capitalism), that touts diversity while condemning any breach of the party line as right-wing heresy, and that sees the Republican Party as an implacable foe and Middle Americans as unchangeable bigots.
It is at that time Mayawati asked the people of the state to vote her to power and she would put behind bars Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh (Rashtriya Lok Manch chief) behind the bars.
A THUG who launched a brutal unprovoked attack on a man with mental problems has been put behind bars for ten months.
A WOMAN was put behind bars for attacking her own mother.
ORNAIS stands out on form and must be given a chance to put behind him a moderate display here in December - and in the process hand Andy Stewart his first Cheltenham Festival winner.
A FLINT woman who launched an unprovoked attack on a stranger was put behind bars yesterday evening.
Mick Channon's filly put behind her a disappointing run in the English version to finish a close seventh behind Saoire at the Curragh on Sunday.
He said: 'We could now put behind us pointless inter-union competition and focus on fighting for our members in the workplace as one powerful union.
We could now put behind us pointless interunion competition and focus on fighting for our members in the workplace as one powerful union.
In the 44 games since, those numbers are 24 and 12 as the Red Sox put behind a first half in which center fielder Johnny Damon said they were ``ugly to watch.
They wanted a really bright design to put behind the Harvey Nichols sign so that people would notice it,' she said.
JASON Tindall put behind him what he described as one of the worst weeks of his life to score a stunning third goal.