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talk back

phrasal verb with talk uk   /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.
Translations of “talk back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頂嘴,回嘴…
in Russian огрызаться…
in Turkish karşılık vermek, saygısızca cevap vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顶嘴,回嘴…
in Polish pyskować…
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