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put back

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to return to its former place
2.
to move to a later time or date: the wedding was put back a fortnight
3.
to delay or impede the progress of: the strike put back production severely
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  • But the warders attacked them so hotly that they were all put back in chains.

    Eastern Shame Girl Charles Georges Souli
  • She had put back for England on account of the wind and the distance.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Firefly, a twelve-gun brig, sprung her masts, and had to put back to port.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • Captain Sam put back his head and laughed until the shop echoed.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If we cashed that check, then it couldn't be put back in father's mailbox without anybody knowing about it.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith

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