Definition of put back
1 : 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 the game until next week.
Word by Word Definitions
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: the act or an instance of putting the shot
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine
: the body considered as the wearer of clothes
: capacity for labor, effort, or endurance
: to, toward, or at the rear
: in or into the past : backward in time
: being at or in the back
: distant from a central or main area
: articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth
: to support by material or moral assistance
: to assume financial responsibility for
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