throw back

verb

Definition of throw back

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to delay the progress or advance of :  check

  3. 2 :  to cause to rely :  make dependent they are thrown back upon … native intelligence — Michael Novak

  4. 3 :  reflect

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to revert to an earlier type or phase

1840

First Known Use of throw back

1840

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