Meaning of “hit back” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hit back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hit back" in American English

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hit back

phrasal verb with hit us /hɪt/ verb [ T ]

to attack or criticize someone who has attacked or criticized you:

In tonight’s speech, the attorney general is expected to hit back at his critics.

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"hit back" in Business English

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hit back

phrasal verb with hit uk /hɪt/ us verb -tt-, hit

to attack or criticize someone who has attacked or criticized you:

The dismissed sales manager has hit back at his former employers, accusing them of acting on the basis of unproven allegations.

(Definition of “hit back” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)