verb (tr, adverb)
to return to its former place
to move to a later time or datethe wedding was put back a fortnight
to delay or impede the progress ofthe strike put back production severely
Why Was Z Removed From The Alphabet (And Then Put Back)?
Z’s history includes a time when it was so infrequently used that it was removed from the alphabet altogether.
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