pour back (in(to))

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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At length, the living stream poured back through the galleries and stairs to the arched gateway, from which it was seen issuing like waters from a spout.
But this money that flowed in upon him was immediately poured back into his other investments.
"In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker."
However, the vehicle's body is made from a high-strength aluminium-alloy, reducing its weight by roughly 350kg, and allowing 175kg to be poured back into additional strengthening in the chassis, the axles, the suspension, the driveline and the brakes.
North Tyneside Council says the move could bring in an estimated PS250,000 a year, to be poured back into services for residents.
At half-time, scores of red shirts poured back out into the streets, some sparked up cigarettes, others tried to catch their breath and most turned themselves into city street pundits.
Denbighshire said pounds 1.25m will be poured back into the county's schools along with additional funds being invested in adult social care.
Well-run clubs at the heart of their communities, where local businesses are pleased to get involved and supporters gladly hand over their cash, both for matches and merchandise, knowing all the profits will be poured back into the club.
Hampden then emptied as thousands of Dundee United supporters dressed as Arabs (Google it - it's too long a story!) poured back into their buses and the jubilant Motherwell supporters headed back to Fir Park for a feast of Chapman's pies before the team bus arrived back.
DRUG dealers' personal assets should be poured back into the communities they have blighted, a new report said today.
"In French culture, snails are removed from their shells, gutted, cooked in either garlic butter or chicken stock and then the mixture is poured back into the shells together with the butter and sauce for serving, often on a plate with several shell-sized craters.
Profits from the water will be poured back into the party's cause for a united Ireland and SF's weekly newspaper, An Phoblacht, claims the party has a plan to get the brand into every shop.
EXHAUSTED passengers poured back into Ireland yesterday after being stranded abroad for six days and said: "There is no place like home."
Wigan poured back with more pressure and finally Sunderland's resistance was broken when Figueroa crossed from the left and Zaki was quickest to react, bring a fine left-foot shot into the corner of the net.