send back

Definitions

Cricket

  • verb (of a bowler) to dismiss a batsman, and thus send him back to the pavilion
    Citation ‘In the space of seven balls, he sent back Tavaré, Gower and Randall without conceding a run’ (Andrew Longmore, Cricketer April 1984)
  • verb (of a batsman) to turn down a call for a run and tell his batting partner to go back to his end
    Citation ‘Tendulkar just flicked the ball at the stumps and mark Waugh, sent back looking for the second run by brother Steve, had no chance’ (Vijay Lokapally, Sportstar [Chennai] 7 May 1994)
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