throw back

verb

Definition of throw back

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

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

    3. 3 :  reflect

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

    1840

    First Known Use of throw back

    1840


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