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talk back

phrasal verb with talk
 
 
/tɔːk/ verb
If a child talks back to an adult, they answer them rudely.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
Translations of “talk back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頂嘴,回嘴…
in Russian огрызаться…
in Turkish karşılık vermek, saygısızca cevap vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顶嘴,回嘴…
in Polish pyskować…
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