put back


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put back

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to return to its former place
2. to move to a later time or date: the wedding was put back a fortnight.
3. to delay or impede the progress of: the strike put back production severely.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.put back - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
hang up - put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace - take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
2.put back - cost a certain amount; "My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000"
cost, be - be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
Translations
يَرْجِعيُعيد إلى المَكان الصَّحيح
oddálitvrátit na místo
lægge tilbageudsætte
laittaa takaisin
odgoditi
setja aftur á sinn staî, skila
もとへ返す
연기하다
vrátiť na miesto
lägga tillbaka
เลื่อนเวลา
geri koymakeski yerine koymak
trì hoãn

put

(put) present participle ˈputting: past tense, past participle put verb
1. to place in a certain position or situation. He put the plate in the cupboard; Did you put any sugar in my coffee?; He put his arm round her; I'm putting a new lock on the door; You're putting too much strain on that rope; When did the Russians first put a man into space?; You've put me in a bad temper; Can you put (=translate) this sentence into French?
2. to submit or present (a proposal, question etc). I put several questions to him; She put her ideas before the committee.
3. to express in words. He put his refusal very politely; Children sometimes have such a funny way of putting things!
4. to write down. I'm trying to write a letter to her, but I don't know what to put.
5. to sail in a particular direction. We put out to sea; The ship put into harbour for repairs.
ˈput-on adjective
pretended; not genuine. a put-on foreign accent; Her accent sounded put-on.
a put-up job
something done to give a false appearance, in order to cheat or trick someone.
put about
to spread (news etc).
put across/over
to convey or communicate (ideas etc) to others. He's very good at putting his ideas across.
put aside
1. to abandon (work etc) temporarily. She put aside her needlework.
2. to save or preserve for the future. He tries to put aside a little money each month.
put away
to return to its proper place, especially out of sight. She put her clothes away in the drawer.
put back
to return to its proper place. Did you put my keys back?
put by
to save or preserve for the future. I have put by some money for emergencies.
put down
1. to lower. The teacher asked the pupil to put his hand down.
2. to place on the floor or other surface, out of one's hands. Put that knife down immediately!
3. to subdue (a rebellion etc).
4. to kill (an animal) painlessly when it is old or very ill.
put down for
to write the name of (someone) on a list etc for a particular purpose. You have been put down for the one hundred metres' race.
put one's feet up
to take a rest.
put forth
(of plants etc) to produce (leaves, shoots etc).
put in
1. to insert or install. We're having a new shower put in.
2. to do (a certain amount of work etc). He put in an hour's training today.
put in for
to apply for, or claim. Are you putting in for that job?
put off
1. to switch off (a light etc). Please put the light off!
2. to delay; to postpone. He put off leaving / his departure till Thursday.
3. to cancel an arranged meeting etc with (a person). I had to put the Browns off because I had 'flu.
4. to cause (a person) to feel disgust or dislike (for). The cheese looked nice but the smell put me off; The conversation about illness put me off my dinner.
put on
1. to switch on (a light etc). Put the light on!
2. to dress oneself in. Which shoes are you going to put on?
3. to add or increase. The car put on speed; I've put on weight.
4. to present or produce (a play etc). They're putting on `Hamlet' next week.
5. to provide (eg transport). They always put on extra buses between 8.00 and 9.00 a.m.
6. to make a false show of; to pretend. She said she felt ill, but she was just putting it on.
7. to bet (money) on. I've put a pound on that horse to win.
put out
1. to extend (a hand etc). He put out his hand to steady her.
2. (of plants etc) to produce (shoots, leaves etc).
3. to extinguish (a fire, light etc). The fire brigade soon put out the fire.
4. to issue, give out. They put out a distress call.
5. to cause bother or trouble to. Don't put yourself out for my sake!
6. to annoy. I was put out by his decision.
put through
1. to arrange (a deal, agreement etc).
2. to connect by telephone. I'm trying to put you through (to London).
put together
to construct. The vase broke, but I managed to put it together again.
put up
1. to raise (a hand etc).
2. to build; to erect. They're putting up some new houses.
3. to fix on a wall etc. He put the poster up.
4. to increase (a price etc). They're putting up the fees again.
5. to offer or show (resistance etc). He's putting up a brave fight.
6. to provide (money) for a purpose. He promised to put up the money for the scheme.
7. to provide a bed etc for (a person) in one's home. Can you put us up next Thursday night?
put up to
to persuade (a person) to do something. Who put you up to writing that letter?
put up with
to bear patiently. I cannot put up with all this noise.

The job of the fire brigade is to put out (not put off) fires.

put back

يَرْجِع oddálit udsætte zurückstellen επανατοποθετώ posponer laittaa takaisin replacer odgoditi rimettere a posto もとへ返す 연기하다 uitstellen utsette położyć z powrotem adiar переносить lägga tillbaka เลื่อนเวลา geri koymak trì hoãn 推迟
References in classic literature ?
But he at once unlocked their spectacles, which he put back into the green box, and gave them many good wishes to carry with them.
Wyatt stood up in the stern-sheets, and coolly demanded of Captain Hardy that the boat should be put back for the purpose of taking in his oblong box!
Tyne to Bankok; coals; put back to Falmouth leaky and with crew refusing duty.
At the bottom of that staircase lies, probably, the cardinal's treasury of which folk tell such wonders, and we should only have to descend, empty a chest, shut the cardinal up in it, double lock it, go away, carrying off as much gold as we could, put back this orange-tree over the place, and no one in the world would ever ask us where our fortune came from -- not even the cardinal.
She listened attentively, looking at him over the baby, while she put back on her slender fingers the rings she had taken off while giving Mitya his bath.
You put back the boards, sweep the floor, go out at the door, and run as I told you.
Tope, 'and the jelly that I had ready for you, and that you wouldn't put your lips to at noon, though I warned you what would come of it, you know, and you not breakfasted; and you must have a wing of the roast fowl that has been put back twenty times if it's been put back once.
Jerry seemed to know her at once; she put back her veil and said, "Barker
We will put back the shares in the safe and you shall keep your money.
There is nothing left me, sir, but to put back into the port of Glasgow after hands; and there (by your leave) ye will find them that are better able to talk to you.
Chancing to raise her eyes as the elder lady was regarding her, she playfully put back her hair, which was simply braided on her forehead; and threw into her beaming look, such an expression of affection and artless loveliness, that blessed spirits might have smiled to look upon her.
I felt no doubt that the Professor had kindly put back the time for me, to the exact point at which I had gone to sleep.