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"hit back" in British English

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

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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 ​attorneygeneral is ​expected to hit back at his ​critics.
(Definition of hit back from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hit back" in Business English

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hit back

phrasal verb with hit uk   us   /hɪt/ verb (-tt-, hit)
to attack or criticize someone who has attacked or criticized you: The ​dismissedsalesmanager has hit back at his ​formeremployers, ​accusing them of ​acting on the ​basis of unproven ​allegations.
(Definition of hit back from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hit back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 反击,反攻…
in Turkish karşılık vermek…
in Russian давать сдачи…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反擊,反攻…
in Polish nie pozostać dłużnym, odwzajemnić się…
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