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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “answer back”

answer back

phrasal verb with answer /ˈɑːnt.sər/ US  /ˈænt.sɚ/ verb
to react to criticism by arguing or explaining
辩护,答辩
The company criticized in the documentary was given the opportunity to answer back.
记录片所抨击的那家公司被给予辩白的机会。
Answering and responding
(Definition of answer back from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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