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talk back

phrasal verb with talk uk   /tɔːk/  us   /tɑːk/ verb [I]
(Definition of talk back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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talk back

phrasal verb with talk  us   /tɔk/ verb [I/T]
to ​answer someone in a ​rude way: Don’t talk back to ​yourteacher.
(Definition of talk back from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “talk back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 顶嘴,回嘴…
in Turkish karşılık vermek, saygısızca cevap vermek…
in Russian огрызаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頂嘴,回嘴…
in Polish pyskować…
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