In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ball) devolverhe threw the question back at them — les devolvió la pregunta
- she threw my advice straight back at me — desdeñó / despreció mis consejos
- she threw back at me everything I'd said — me echó en cara todo lo que había dicho
2(pull back)(curtains) (des)correr(bedclothes) echar atrás
3(repulse)(enemy/invader) rechazar(enemy/invader) hacer retrocederour troops threw back the assault — nuestras tropas repelieron el ataque
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