Put Back Meaning
(transitive, idiomatic) To change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.
Example: He carefully put the vase back on the shelf.â€Ž
1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterI:
Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. [â€¦] She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.}}
Robert Southey (1774-1843)
The French [â€¦] had put back to Toulon.
The meeting has been put back to 5.00 pm.â€Ž
You'll need to put that drink back quickly; it's very nearly closing time.â€Ž
1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, Penguin Books, paperback edition, p.13
Whisky he sipped at suspiciously, and still had not got an adult taste for; but wine he loved, and he put back champagne as if it were lager, with awful belches and chuckles after each glass.
Don't forget that this Sunday we put the clocks back an hour.â€Ž