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  • 1 throw back on — ˌthrow ˈback on [transitive] usually passive [present tense I/you/we/they throw back on he/she/it throws back on present participle throwing back on past tense …

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  • 2 Throw back — Throw back, v. i. to revert to an ancestral type or character. A large proportion of the steerage passengers throw back to their Darwinian ancestry. The Century. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 throw|back — «THROH BAK», noun. 1. a throwing back. 2. a setback or check. 3. a) a reversion to an ancestral type or character. b) an example of this: »The boy seemed to be a throwback to his great grandfather …

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  • 4 throw back — index reflect (mirror), repulse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 throw back on — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms throw back on : present tense I/you/we/they throw back on he/she/it throws back on present participle throwing back on past tense threw back on past participle thrown back on throw someone… …

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  • 6 throw back — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms throw back : present tense I/you/we/they throw back he/she/it throws back present participle throwing back past tense threw back past participle thrown back 1) to push the covers on a bed away from you quickly …

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  • 7 throw back — verb throw back with a quick, light motion (Freq. 1) She tossed back her head • Syn: ↑toss back • Hypernyms: ↑flip, ↑toss, ↑sky, ↑pitch …

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  • 8 throw back — phr verb Throw back is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cover, ↑duvet, ↑head, ↑sheet, ↑shutter …

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  • 9 throw back — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you throw something back at a person, you remind them of something bad they did in the past, in order to upset them. [V n P at n] I should never have told you that. I knew you d throw it back at me. [Also V P at n n] 2) PHRASAL …

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  • 10 throw back — verb a) to throw something back (such as a fish that has been caught for sport) b) to hinder the development of something See Also: throwback …

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  • 11 throw back — v. (B) she threw the ball back to me * * * [ θrəʊ bæk] (B) she threw the ball back to me …

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  • 12 throw back — verb Date: 1840 transitive verb 1. to delay the progress or advance of ; check 2. to cause to rely ; make dependent < they are thrown back upon…native intelligence Michael Novak > 3. reflect intransitive verb to revert to an …

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  • 13 throw back — 1. Reject, refuse. 2. Retort, rebuff, cast back …

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  • 14 throw back — bass (Micropterus spp., Centrarchidae) too short to meet tournament standards; usually less than 14 inches (ca. 36 cm). Also called baby, dink, nubbin, pop corn, and slick …

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  • 15 throw·back — /ˈθroʊˌbæk/ noun, pl backs [count] : a person or thing that is similar to someone or something from the past or that is suited to an earlier time usually singular; usually + to She s a throwback to the actresses of the 1950s. The band s music is… …

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  • 16 throw-back — …

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  • 17 Throw back a few beers — drink …

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  • 18 throw back a few beers — Australian Slang drink …

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  • 19 To throw back — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …

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  • 20 Throw — Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L. terebra …

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