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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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Sure, you can rear back and slam the doors shut like you're trying to hit a home run.
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.
There's a mind-set you have to change, especially when there comes a certain point in the game when you want to rear back and throw the ball as hard as you can.
The pants-style item has a from belly section, a rear back section and a crotch section.
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.
Paul Ogle, 53, of Saugus also was tending to his own business in Saugus as he drove along Haskell Canyon Road and pellets punctured the rear window of his sport-utility vehicle's rear back window - about six inches away from his head.
The article comprises a front belly section, a rear back section connected to the front section at a side seam and a crotch section permanently attached to an extending in a longitudinal direction between the belly section and back section.
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.
The driver interface touch panel ran LabVIEW and incorporated a rear back up camera using NI-IMAQ for USB Cameras software.
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.
The footprints led across the street, through a front garden, then continued through rear back gardens and over a fence to a house.