pour back

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pour back (in(to))

To return some liquid to its 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 back the cooking oil 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
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5 Pour back into the pot and add the chickpeas and coconut milk.
3 Remove the vanilla and pour back into a clean heavybottomed saucepan.
Strain the broth through a sieve lined with a double layer of muslin or cheesecloth into a bowl, then pour back into the saucepan.
Pour back into the saucepan and set over a low heat.
Pour back into the pan, season and heat through to serve.
Then pour back into the pan with the remaining half of the milk and place back onto the heat, whisking constantly until the mixture comes to the boil and becomes very thick.
Whizz the soup with a blender or in a food processor until it is a rough pure, pour back into the pan and add the chickpeas.
Pour heated milk over egg mix, whisk well, pour back into the pan and cook over a low heat until it starts to boil.
(3) Pour the warm milk into the egg, stir and pour back into pan.
Set to a timet, the tea steeped for more than a minute, and then was ready to pour back into the glass pot to serve.
Strain broth through a sieve lined with a double layer of muslin into a bowl, then pour back into pan.
Add the hot caramel milk and cream, pour back into a clean saucepan and slowly bring up to heat to make a custard cream.
Pour back into the freezer container and freeze overnight.
Pour back into the bowl and set aside for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooled to room temperature.
In a bowl mix egg yolks with 50g sugar, add flour and mix well, add milk and stir well, pour back into the pan and cook over a slow heat until thick.