put behind one

1

Try to forget, make an effort not to be bothered by, as in He had to put that failed negotiation behind him and make a fresh start. [Mid-1800s]


Nearby words

  1. put at ease,
  2. put at someone's disposal,
  3. put away,
  4. put back,
  5. put back the clock,
  6. put by,
  7. put down,
  8. put down roots,
  9. put forth,
  10. put forward

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