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English verb: put back

1. put back (contact) put something back where it belongs


SamplesReplace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it.
Please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them.


Synonymsreplace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)hang up


Verb groupreplace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant

2. put back (stative) cost a certain amount


SamplesMy daughter's wedding set me back $20,000.


Synonymsknock back, set back


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)be, cost









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