pour back (in(to))

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pour back (in(to))

To return some liquid back into a previous receptacle. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pour" and "back." You've already started drinking that soda—you can't just pour it back now! If you don't want the water, just pour it back in the sink. I poured the cooking oil back into the bottle to use it again another day.
See also: back, pour

pour something back (in)

 and pour something back into something
to replace a liquid into something. Larry poured the extra glass of orange juice back into the pitcher. Lily took too much and poured some back. Pour back the extra juice into the pitcher.
See also: back, pour