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talk back

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with talk   /tɔːk/ us    /tɑːk/
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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