put behind


put behind
forget, put out of mind

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put behind — [phrasal verb] put (something) behind you : to stop worrying about or being upset by (something that happened in the past) It was a disappointing loss, but we need to put it behind us and focus on winning the next game. Put the past behind you. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • put behind bars — index imprison, jail, lock Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put behind bars — verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail The suspects were imprisoned without trial the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life • Syn: ↑imprison, ↑incarcerate, ↑lag, ↑immure, ↑jail, ↑jug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • behind — I [[t]bɪha͟ɪnd[/t]] PREPOSITION AND ADVERB USES ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, behind is also used in a few phrasal verbs, such as fall behind and lie behind .) 1) PREP If something is behind a thing or person, it is on the other side of …   English dictionary

  • behind — I. adverb or adjective Etymology: Middle English behinde, from Old English behindan, from be + hindan from behind; akin to Old English hinder behind more at hind Date: before 12th century 1. a. in the place or situation that is being or has been… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • behind — prep., adv., & n. prep. 1 a in, towards, or to the rear of. b on the further side of (behind the bush). c hidden by (something behind that remark). 2 a in the past in relation to (trouble is behind me now). b late in relation to (behind schedule) …   Useful english dictionary

  • put away — verb 1. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape (Freq. 2) The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend She locked her jewels in the safe • Syn: ↑lock in, ↑lock away, ↑lock, ↑shut up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put away — informal 1) they put him away for life Syn: jail, imprison, put in prison, put behind bars, lock up, incarcerate 2) you should be put away! Syn: certify, commit, institutionalize, hospitalize, consign to a psychiatr …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • put someone away — (informal) 1 they put him away for life: JAIL, imprison, put in prison, put behind bars, lock up, incarcerate; informal cage; Brit. infor …   Useful english dictionary


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