put back (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. the following Thursday

b. the previous Friday

c. the day before

Phrasal verbs grammar

1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context ebook

Phrasal Verb of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey