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English definition of “retort”

retort

verb [T]    /rɪˈtɔrt/
to make a quick answer that is often amusing and sometimes expresses anger or annoyance: When the telephone operator called him boy, he retorted, "That’s Mr. Boy to you!" retort    /rɪˈtɔrt/ noun [C]
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