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answer (sb) back

phrasal verb with answer uk   /ˈɑːn.sər/  us   /ˈæn.sɚ/ verb
to speak rudely when answering someone in authority: Don't you dare answer me back, young lady!
Translations of “answer (sb) back”
in Chinese (Traditional) (跟某人)回嘴,頂嘴…
in Russian грубить…
in Turkish kabaca cevap vermek, karşılık vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (跟某人)回嘴,顶嘴…
in Polish odpyskować ( komuś )…
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