Definition of Put back

1. Verb. Put something back where it belongs. "Please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"

Exact synonyms: Replace
Specialized synonyms: Hang Up
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Related verbs: Replace, Supercede, Supersede, Supervene Upon, Supplant

2. Verb. Cost a certain amount. "My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000"
Exact synonyms: Knock Back, Set Back
Generic synonyms: Be, Cost

Definition of Put back

1. Verb. (transitive) To return something to it's original place. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To postpone an arranged event or appointment. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To drink fast; to knock down alcohol. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To change the time in a time zone to an earlier time. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Put Back

put-up job
put a damper on
put a foot wrong
put a lid on it
put a sock in it
put a stop to
put about
put across
put all one's eggs in one basket
put an end to
put aside
put at ease
put away
put back (current term)
put behind bars
put by
put case
put differently
put down
put down for
put down roots
put down to
put downs
put food on the table
put forth
put forward
put hair on someone's chest
put heads together

Literary usage of Put back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"... was compelled to put back, and ' 1 not go to America till the spring o: .and back again to the West Indies, he received a commission as rear-ad- , dated ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"He is entitled to be put back in his original position In respect to his property, as near as may be. We do not think that he is entitled to have a sale. ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1828)
"... and is obliged to put back—Ibrahim ravages the Morea—Battle of Navarino—Proceedings at Constantinople—Demands of the Porte in consequence of the Battle ..."

4. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1828)
"... Pacha—Negotiations at Constantinople—The Turkish Fleet • attempts to sail for Patras, and is obliged to put back—Ibra/Iim ravages the Morea—Battle of ..."

5. Lewis Seymour and Some Women by George Moore (1917)
"At her approach Polly seemed to forget Lewis altogether, and from the harsh notes her voice fell into a soft cooing, and she allowed herself to be put back ..."

6. American Annals: Or, a Chronological History of America, from Its Discovery by Abiel Holmes (1805)
"... until at length two men of war from Rochelle, falling in with them, disabled and rifled them, and obliged them to put back for England. ..."

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