what do you mean? Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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what do you mean?

used to show that you are ​annoyed or that you ​disagree: What do you mean, it was my ​fault?
(Definition of what do you mean? from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “what do you mean?”
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示恼火或不同意)你什么意思?…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示惱火或不同意)你這是甚麼意思?…
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