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cast back

1. To return something to its original location. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "back." If you decide against any of those library books, please cast them back where you found them.
2. To refer or think back to something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "back." In the second chapter of your thesis, be sure to cast back to the topics and themes you presented in chapter one. I tried casting my mind back to high school algebra and couldn't remember a thing.
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cast something back (some place)

to throw something back somewhere. I cast the fish back in the water. Cast back those stones and all the others you took from the pile.
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This series of The Jury (there was another run with an entirely different cast back in 2002) sees Walters' character Emma Watts locked in a fierce courtroom battle to free a man convicted for the violent murders of women he met on the internet.
The REP revisits its theatrical roots with a pairing of two plays starring the same cast back at The Old REP Theatre in September.
The TV chef, who launched the Fish Fight campaign last week, wants to raise awareness that vast amounts of fish caught in EU waters are subsequently cast back into the sea because they are 'over-quota' fish such as cod, haddock and plaice, because they are too small or a species for which there is little consumer demand.
My mind cast back this week to the engagement announcement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1980.
of applied systems, Germany) assuages fears that renewable energy cannot offer a viable option to dwindling fossil fuels, and that that people will be cast back into the Stone Age once the oil and coal are gone.
The Hollywood star has admitted the director of the original film, Adam McKay, has found it too difficult to get the original cast back together.
AFTER a painstakingly slow qualifying process which saw the first line cast back at the start of April, the Fish 'O' Mania final has finally arrived at Cudmore Fisheries, with the plethora of talent desperate to knock reigning champion Mick Bull off his perch.
Now Darren Pattinson and Tremlett, the two standby bowlers for the 10-wicket defeat, have been cast back to their counties.
Darren Pattinson and Tremlett, the two standby bowlers for the 10-wicket Second Test defeat in Leeds, have been cast back to their counties.
Australian-raised Pattinson and Trem-lett, the two standby bowlers for the 10-wicket defeat in Leeds, have been cast back to their counties.
DOWN: As house prices in America continue their descent, market watchers are having to cast back ever further for gloomy comparisons.
Leaving by Train: The platform, long and black against the green/Surrounding hills, shines with pools of rain/That cast back the clearing sky in cold, Uncertain blues.
And to think they were ballyhooing Madonna and the play's New York cast back in 1988.
NEWMARKET-BASED trainer Jeremy Noseda is intending to step Majors Cast back up in class for a crack at the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes on Saturday week.
Following the drama of Ceuta and Melilla and the discovery of sub-Saharan migrants cast back into the Moroccan desert, the EU was accused of closing its eyes to the repressive methods employed by southern Mediterranean states.