Definition of “answer back” - English Dictionary

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“answer back” in British English

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answer back

phrasal verb with answer uk /ˈɑːn.sər/ us /ˈæn.sɚ/ verb

to react to criticism by arguing or explaining:

The company criticized in the documentary was given the opportunity to answer back.

(Definition of “answer back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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