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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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After dropping and closing at the agreed value of Rs144 on Wednesday, the dollar reared back its head and surged even more on the very next day.
Alex Wooten fouled off several 2-strike pitches before Bower reared back and brought just a little more to throw it past Wooten for strike three.
After 15 years of knocking around the edges of the music business, and with no record label to back her and a baby on the way, Texas singer-songwriter-fiddler Carrie Rodriguez reared back and made this crowd-funded, self-released album.
Ol' Dan reared back and said in a cheery voice, "It won't cost a nickel in taxpayers' money ...
The rod reared back, hesitated a moment, and then cast a hook, worm and bobber into the river about 20-feet away.
He has been hand reared bacK to health by KirKlees College's Animal Care Centre after he was found badly injured in the road last year.
Ahmed mistakenly struck Andy across the face, close to his left eye, with the programme, and the champ reared back in shock.
Foster reared back and fanned the final batter he faced in the game.
littering his belly, and his great head reared back
When I fired the first round, the 7 1/2" reared back and pointed straight up at the sky.
saw the head of a 7-pound redfish rise behind his plug and crash down on the mullet imitator.He dropped his rodtip, allowing the red to take to the plug deep into its mouth, then reared back turns, noisy topwaters to set the hooks.
Worse, four months later, as a major in command of a company in the fighting around the Leopold Canal in Holland, he reared back and was throwing a hand grenade.
As the helicopter came within the immediate vicinity of the lines, it "reared back" and then began an immediate descent, colliding with the ground.
He was reared back confidently in his chair with his suit jacket thrown open.
Rhys Avery, 65, was killed instantly by a fatal blow to the heart when the horse reared back and kicked him.