throw back - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theythrow back
he/she/itthrows back
present participlethrowing back
past tensethrew back
past participlethrown back
  1. 1
    to push the covers on a bed away from you quickly, for example before you get out of bed

    She threw back the duvet and jumped up.

  2. 2
    to drink something quickly, usually swallowing it all at once

    He poured himself another whisky and threw it back before speaking.

See also main entry: throw