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fire back

informal
phrasal verb with fire uk   us   /faɪər/ verb [T] (UK also sack)
to quickly ​react to something that has been said or done: He ​fired back a ​letter that said he wasn't going to ​negotiate with the ​firm.fire back at sb The ​governmentfired back at critics with a ​reportaccusing its biggest ​tradingpartners of ​unfairtradepractices.
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