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English definition of “talk back”

talk back

phrasal verb with talk     /tɔːk/ US  /tɑːk/ verb [I]
If a child talks back, he or she replies rudely to someone: Children who talk back are regarded as cheeky and disrespectful .Denying and contradictingRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
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