put (something) behind

put (something) behind
put (something) behind (someone/something) to support someone or something.

When America declared war, Ford put his factories behind the war effort, making huge numbers of planes, trucks, and boats in his factories.

My father put his reputation — and his money — behind the reform politicians.


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  • put (something) behind something — put (something) behind (someone/something) to support someone or something. When America declared war, Ford put his factories behind the war effort, making huge numbers of planes, trucks, and boats in his factories. My father put his reputation… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put (something) behind someone — put (something) behind (someone/something) to support someone or something. When America declared war, Ford put his factories behind the war effort, making huge numbers of planes, trucks, and boats in his factories. My father put his reputation… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put something behind you — phrase to forget something unpleasant that has happened to you, or to stop being affected by it I was upset at the time, but I’ve managed to put it behind me. Thesaurus: to forget, or to try to forgetsynonym Main entry: put * * * ˌput sth beˈhind …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (something) behind (you) — to decide to forget or ignore something unpleasant. Frank, who survived the blast, says he still hasn t put the tragedy behind him …   New idioms dictionary

  • put something behind one — CONSIGN TO THE PAST, put down to experience, regard as water under the bridge, forget about, ignore. → behind * * * put something behind one To resign something (usu unpleasant) to the past and consider it finished • • • Main Entry: ↑behind * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • put something behind you — to forget something unpleasant that has happened to you, or to stop being affected by it I was upset at the time, but I ve managed to put it behind me …   English dictionary

  • put something behind one — verb To recover from an unpleasant or traumatic experience; to overcome a negative feeling, especially anger, resentment, or grief. The los …   Wiktionary

  • put something behind one — they put last night s loss to the Orioles behind them Syn: consign to the past, put down to experience, regard as water under the bridge, forget about, ignore …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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