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put back

verb (transitive, adverb)
to return to its former place
to move to a later time or date: the wedding was put back a fortnight
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
  • Loki, however, would not leave the meat that he had put back on the fire.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • The Firefly, a twelve-gun brig, sprung her masts, and had to put back to port.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • The pieces of eel should be put back in the sauce to be warmed.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
  • 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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