Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hit back”

See all translations

hit back

phrasal verb with hit
 
 
/hɪt/ verb ( present participle hitting, past tense and past participle hit)
to criticize or attack someone who has criticized or attacked you: The President hit back at journalists who said he was a liar.Revenge and vengefulnessDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
Translations of “hit back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反擊,反攻…
in Russian давать сдачи…
in Turkish karşılık vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反击,反攻…
in Polish nie pozostać dłużnym, odwzajemnić się…
(Definition of hit back from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hit back” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More