put/turn back the clock

variants: less commonly

put/turn the clock back

Definition of put/turn back the clock

  1. :  to return to a condition that existed in the past This new decision has effectively turned back the clock on 20 years of progress. I wish that we could turn back the clock and start all over again.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  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 (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

turnplay
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

backplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  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

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

clockplay
  1. :  a device other than a watch for indicating or measuring time commonly by means of hands moving on a dial

    :  any periodic system by which time is measured

    :  a registering device usually with a dial

  1. :  to time with a stopwatch or by an electric timing device

    :  to be timed at

    :  to register on a mechanical recording device

  1. :  an ornamental figure on the ankle or side of a stocking or sock


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