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put back

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to return (something) to a place.
Be sure to put back the scissors in the drawer when you're done with them.Can you put this back for me?
definition 2: to move (an event) to a later date or time than it was initially scheduled for.
The concert was supposed to happen in July but it was put back to September.
definition 3: to cause (something) to happen later than it should or normally would happen.
The problem with the child's eyesight put back her learning to read by at least a year.
definition 4: to change the time of (a clock or watch) so that it displays an earlier time, esp. to reflect the hour gained when switching from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time.
Don't forget to put your clocks back this weekend.I'm early because I forgot to put back my watch.