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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.


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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