throw back

throw back(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to throw)
a. devolver
Amy threw the frisbee back to James, and he jumped to catch it.Amy le devolvió el disco volador a James, y él saltó para atraparlo.
2. (to put back)
a. volver a meter
Donnie threw the blender back in the kitchen cupboard.Donnie volvió a meter la batidora en el armario de cocina.
b. volver a poner
She threw the blouse back in the drawer and decided to wear a T-shirt instead.Volvió a poner la blusa en el cajón y decidió llevar, en cambio, una camiseta.
3. (to move backward)
a. echar hacia atrás
Helen threw her hair back and gathered it up in a bun.Helen echó el pelo hacia atrás y lo recogió en un moño.
4. (to remove)
a. retirar
When they threw back the lid of the coffin, they saw that the body was gone.Cuando retiraron la tapa del ataúd, vieron que el cadáver había desaparecido.
5. (to drink quickly)
a. beberse de un trago
Andy threw back the last swig of beer and slammed his mug on the table.Andy se bebió de un trago lo que quedaba de la cerveza y apoyó el jarrón sobre la mesa con un golpe.
6. (to criticize)
a. echar en cara
They threw back all these petty mistakes at me instead of focusing on the big picture.Me echaron en cara todos los errores insignificantes en vez de centrarse en el cuadro completo.
7. (to retort)
a. soltar
"You don't even know what my job is like! How could you know?", threw back Elise."¡Tú ni siquiera sabes cómo es mi trabajo! ¿Cómo lo vas a saber?", soltó Elise.
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throw back
transitive verb
1 (return) [+ball] devolver; [+fish] devolver al agua
can you throw our ball back please? I threw the ball back to him in coarse fishing, any fish you catch get thrown back into the water
(move backwards) [+head, shoulders, hair] echar para atrás; echar hacia atrás
he threw back his [head]/[shoulders]
2 (reject) [+offer, suggestion] rechazar con desprecio; (con desprecio) (drive back) [+enemy] rechazar; repeler
they threw his generosity back in his face le devolvieron su generosidad con una patada; I should never have told you that, I knew you'd throw it back at me nunca debería habértelo dicho, sabía que me lo echarías en cara
his gesture of friendship was thrown back in his face we extended the hand of friendship and you have thrown it back in our faces Some drug users may steal from you. They may be prepared to take all that you can offer them and more, and when they have done that they may throw it all back in your face to throw sth back [at] sb use as taunt knowledge, information, remark we are having our own bluff thrown back at us Clinton began a more concerted effort to throw that theme right back at his opponent the Uncle Johnny episode, which she knew people could throw back at her to hurt her White leaders can't put out a marked ballot and tell white people, ` This is the way we want you to vote # they—they laugh at you, throw it back at you Never once had he thrown back at Dena the knowledge that Mark was not his son it is a quote that has been thrown back at her with yawning predictability lately to be thrown back [on] sth
he was thrown back on his own resources tuvo que depender de sus propios recursos
we're constantly thrown back on our own resources
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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