Definition of put the clocks back or forward in English:

put the clocks back (or forward)

  • Adjust clocks or watches backwards (or forwards) to take account of official changes in time: don’t forget to put your clocks back tomorrow night
    More example sentences
    • It's October 27th, and three days before we put the clocks back.
    • We put the clocks forward a couple of days ago, it's British summertime.
    • I have put my clocks forward, apart from the three that are radio-controlled and should look after themselves.
See parent entry: put

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space