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throw·back

 (thrō′băk′)
n.
1. See atavism.
2. One that has characteristics of an earlier time: a song that is a throwback to the big-band era.

throwback

(ˈθrəʊˌbæk)
n
(Biology)
a. a person, animal, or plant that has the characteristics of an earlier or more primitive type
b. a reversion to such an organism
vb (adverb)
1. (Biology) (intr) to revert to an earlier or more primitive type
2. (foll by: on) to force to depend (on): the crisis threw her back on her faith in God.

throw•back

(ˈθroʊˌbæk)

n.
1. an act of throwing back.
2. a setback or check.
3. atavism.
4. an example of this.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throwback - an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
2.throwback - a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
recurrence, return - happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"
Adj.1.throwback - characteristic of an atavist
regressive - opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state
Translations

throwback

[ˈθrəʊbæk] N (gen) → salto m atrás
it's like a throwback to the old dayses como un salto atrás a los viejos tiempos
the film is a throwback to early Minelli moviesla película supone una vuelta a las primeras películas de Minelli

throwback

[ˈθrəʊbæk] n
it's a throwback to → ça nous ramène àthrow-in [ˈθrəʊɪn] nremise f en jeu

throwback

[ˈθrəʊˌbæk] n it's a throwback to (fig) → ciò risale a
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Yes, it is an interesting instance of a throwback, which appears to be both physical and spiritual.
Well," said Summerlee, "since you ask my opinion, it strikes me as an indefensible throwback to the Stone Age or before it.
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2 slot in its bracket after a 10-0 rout of Pacific Online even as Ateneo and Throwbacks also posted wins Thursday in the PSC Commissioners' Cup at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
As proof of the popularity of throwbacks during the past decade, every MLB franchise--save the Colorado Rockies--has deployed some version at least once.
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This is the third time USC has faced throwbacks this season, following Notre Dame's throwbacks to the 1977 season and Washington's 1960 throwbacks.
Social historians who take advantage of the cultural turn and its frequent amorphousness on class, risk appearing as outdated throwbacks, even by scholars who have also tired of the cultural emphasis.
Nordstrom's style is indebted to others and his subjects are largely throwbacks to blase society life, but that doesn't mean they register as bland or unadventurous.