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put back (2)

Meaning: to change the time or date of something to a later time

Synonym: postpone (formal)

For example:

  • put sth back We could put the meeting back a week if you like.

  • put back sth Would you mind if we put back your appointment until April the first?

  • be put back Their trip was put back a month because of the airline strike.

Quick Quiz:

The meeting was going to be on Tuesday, but we've had to put it back to
  1. the following Thursday
  2. the previous Friday
  3. the day before

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