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English definition of “answer (sb) back”

answer (sb) back

phrasal verb with answer     /ˈɑːn.sər/ US  /ˈæn.sɚ/ verb
to speak rudely when answering someone in authority : Don't you dare answer me back, young lady !Denying and contradicting
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