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- (transitive)To return something to it's original place.
- He carefully put the vase back on the shelf.
- (transitive)To postpone an arranged event or appointment.
- The meeting has been put back to 5.00 pm.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1)To drink fast; to knock down alcohol.
- He put back a pint in only 4 seconds.
- She often put back a dozen drinks in one night.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1)To change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.
- Don't forget that this Sunday we put the clocks back an hour.
- The object in all senses can come before or after the particle. If it is a pronoun, then it MUST come before the particle.
- 1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 13
- Whisky he sipped at suspiciously, and still had not got an adult taste for; but wine he loved, and he put back champagne as if it were lager, with awful belches and chuckles after each glass.
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