Definition of Throw back

1. Verb. Throw back with a quick, light motion. "She tossed back her head"

Exact synonyms: Toss Back
Generic synonyms: Flip, Pitch, Sky, Toss



Definition of Throw back

1. Verb. (transitive) to throw something back (such as a fish that has been caught for sport) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to hinder the development of something ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to revert to an earlier stage of development ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throw Back

throw-offs
throw-out
throw-up
throw-weight
throw a bone to
throw a fit
throw a party
throw a sickie
throw a spanner in the works
throw a tantrum
throw a wobbly
throw an eye
throw aside
throw away
throw away the key
throw back (current term)
throw caution to the wind
throw chunks
throw cold water on
throw dirt
throw dirt enough, and some will stick
throw down
throw down one's tools
throw down the gauntlet
throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick
throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stick
throw for a loop
throw good money after bad
throw in
throw in at the deep end

Literary usage of Throw back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"... when it was nearly lost j and who are now struggling to throw back on Europe, with interest and gratitude, the rays of light we have received from her. ..."

2. The Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero by Conyers Middleton (1818)
"he took care to throw back his gown in the view of the people, and discovered a shining breast-plate, which he wore under it :* by which precaution, ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To throw back ; to cast back. To REFLECT, (re-flekt') ». n. To throw back light ; to bend back ; to throw back the thoughts upon the past or on themselves ..."

4. Common Science by Carleton Wolsey Washburne (1920)
"I throw two lights at the same time, yellow and red; you keep the yellow and throw back only the red. But yellow and red together make orange; ..."

5. Common Science by Carleton Wolsey Washburne (1920)
"I throw two lights at the same time, yellow and red; you keep the yellow and throw back only the red. But yellow and red together make orange; ..."

6. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"-ION. To throw or cast back ; to reflow or flow back. Fr. Régurgiter, to regorge, (qv.) ; to throw back through the gorge or throat, ..."

7. French Short Stories by Douglas Labaree Buffum (1907)
"... throw back, repulse, grow out again. reprendre, v. to take again, take up, continue, catch again, take back, regain, seize again; bien donné ne se ..."

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