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retort

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈtɔːt/ us    /-ˈtɔːrt/
to answer someone quickly in an angry or funny way: [+ speech] "That doesn't concern you!" she retorted.

retort

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈtɔːt/ us    /-ˈtɔːrt/
a quick answer that is angry or funny: "I'm going to tell him," said Max. "Just you try!" came the retort.
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