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rear back

To jerk or pull backward and stand or sit straight up. The horse suddenly reared back, throwing the rider to the ground. She reared back when I opened up the box containing my pet tarantula.
See also: back, rear

rear back

 
1. Lit. [for a horse] to pull back and up onto its hind legs in an effort to move backwards rapidly or throw a rider. (See also rear up.) The animal reared back in terror. The horse reared back and almost threw its rider.
2. Fig. [for a person] to pull back and stand up or sit up straighter. He reared back in his chair and looked perturbed. Tom reared back in his chair, waiting for something else to happen.
See also: back, rear
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Before you rear back in horror at the thought - it's not that difficult and you will be able to ask for help if you get stuck.
It's not like I can't throw, but when I rear back, I can't really rear back because I feel pain.
Sure, you can rear back and slam the doors shut like you're trying to hit a home run.
Phillip Hart, D-Mich., said in 1960 that a judge who receives a recess appointment must decide "either to take a position during his period of probation which would please the president who appointed him and who could withdraw his name; or to please the Senate, which sooner or later would either approve or disapprove; or, at the other extreme, conscious of the fact that there would be public scrutiny and interpretation of his action in light of whether he was bending to the Senate or the president, he could rear back and bend the other way in order to prove that he was subservient to neither branch."
If it becomes a debate about the nanny state, people will rear back because they don't like being told what to do,' she said.
The Foton Toplander comes standard with Dual SRS airbags, child safety locks, a reverse camera, engine immobilizer, rear back up sensors, and anti-lock brakes.
Chevrolet has eschewed the idea of sliding rear back doors for four conventional front hinged doors with a tailgate which opens from knee-height to reveal a minimum space of just about 90 litres.
"It's been a while to where I could sit there," Lester said before yesterday's game, "and go, `I'm going to try to rear back and throw this one a little harder' and actually get it.
But he lost his grip on the rear back step of the vehicle and crashed to the road suffering serious head injuries.
"I saw Camden rear back to hit it, and I thought he's a ways from goal, but he had 3 players running forward to crash any rebound -- and his shot beat the keeper, so it was a good decision," said Falcons Head Coach Matt Kessler.
But before anyone's head explodes wondering how his brother could be a proton or contemplating the prospect of an angry god casting to hell people who did not like the Stooges, Gogol Bordello is careful to rear back on the weirdness and let the music calm all the hysteria.
"I saw Camden rear back to hit it, and I thought he's a ways from goal, but he had 3 players running forward to crash any rebound - and his shot beat the keeper so it was a good decision," explained head coach of the Falcons, Matt Kessler.
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"It's not always to rear back and fire," said third baseman Mike Lowell, who has watched Beckett's maturation since the pitcher broke in with the Marlins late in 2001.