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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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  • She had put back for England on account of the wind and the distance.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Speedwell had been forced to put back in a disabled condition.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • Captain Sam Hunniwell put back his head and roared with laughter.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Captain Sam put back his head and laughed until the shop echoed.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She smiled, put back her hand and brushed the dank hair from his moist brow.

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