pin back

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pin back

  1. (transitive) To keep at a distance
    • 2015 January 31, Daniel Taylor, “David Silva seizes point for Manchester City as Chelsea are checked”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      They were certainly the more rounded team and it was unusual, to say the least, to see Chelsea with home advantage being pinned back into their own half.
    • 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record[2]:
      For a solid five minutes or so Rangers pinned Celtic back and probed at them.