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English definition of “hit back”

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
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