February 19, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
put back /ˈpʊt ˈbæk/ phrasal verb
put back
/ˈpʊt ˈbæk/
phrasal verb
The man is putting the book back on the shelf.
The man is putting the book back on the shelf.
Learner's definition of PUT BACK

1 put (something) back or put back (something)

: to return (something) to the place where it belongs

  • Remember to put the vacuum cleaner back in the closet after you've used it.

  • The books had been put back neatly on the shelf.

2 British : to change (a planned event) to start at a later date or time

  • They put back [=pushed back, postponed] the game until next week.

  • The meeting has been put back from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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