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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 'twas put right up to me this way, I—I declare I was all fussed up.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Still something to put right—after you have worked so hard all these months?

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • Are we boys at school, to be scolded and flouted and put right by you?

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • "This one shall be put right, at any rate," he promised her.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • And it is your place to settle it all, to see that all is put right as it should be?

    Allison Bain Margaret Murray Robertson
  • The fleeces can be sheared, packed, weighed, and put right on the cars.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • “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
  • “I hope you may both be put right, without going so far,” said Will.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson

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