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throw back / devolver
 
throw back   throw   -transitive verb + adverb
1. (literally)
(=return)
[+ball]   devolver
[+fish]   devolver al agua
(=move backwards)
[+head, shoulders, hair]   echar para atránoun,   echar hacia atránoun
2. (figurative)
(=reject)
[+offer, suggestion]   rechazar 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
·he was thrown back [on] his own resources
·tuvo que depender de sus propios recursos
 
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