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put right

Fix, make amends, correct, as in The wheel's come off, but we can put that right in no time, or Victor thought we were moving out, but we put him right. [ Late 1800s ]
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  • But when he had got to the middle of the mountain he broke one of his legs, so he had to go home to get it put right.

  • The fleeces can be sheared, packed, weighed, and put right on the cars.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • There, darling, don't spoil your pretty eyes crying over what's dead and gone, and can never be put right again—never.

    The Palace Beautiful L. T. Meade
  • “Come, I think that can be put right,” saith the Mother, kindly.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • The thing could—must be put right yet, if only Larry and that girl did nothing!

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • Still something to put right—after you have worked so hard all these months?

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • If you want my opinion so that this thing can be put right in short order, hold your tongues, an Ill give it.

  • Are we boys at school, to be scolded and flouted and put right by you?

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • What made the Captain so anxious to have it put right just at this moment?

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun

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