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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyput back
he/she/itputs back
present participleputting back
past tenseput back
past participleput back
  1. 1
    to put something in the place where it was before it was moved

    Can you put the book back when you're finished with it?

  2. 2
    to change the time of a clock or watch to an earlier time

    The children put back all the clocks in the house so they could stay up later!

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