throw back

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throw back

  1. (transitive) to throw something back (such as a fish that has been caught for sport)
  2. (transitive) to hinder the development of something
  3. (intransitive) to revert to an earlier stage of development
    • The Century
      A large proportion of the steerage passengers throw back to their Darwinian ancestry.

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