answer back
See: TALK BACK.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • answer back — index contradict, countercharge, retaliate, retort, return (respond) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • answer back — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms answer back : present tense I/you/we/they answer back he/she/it answers back present participle answering back past tense answered back past participle answered back answer someone back to reply… …   English dictionary

  • answer back — v. (D; intr.) to answer back to (children should not answer back to their parents) * * * [ ɑːnsə bæk] (D; intr.) to answer back to (children should not answer back to their parents) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • answer\ back — • talk back • answer back v informal To answer rudely; reply in a disrespectful way; be fresh. When the teacher told the boy to sit down, he talked back to her and said she couldn t make him. Mary talked back when her mother told her to stop… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • answer back — verb a) To reply impertinently; to talk back. Ill thank you not to answer back like that! Where are your manners? b) To reply to a question at a later time. Please answer me back before the end of the week …   Wiktionary

  • answer back — answer with a sassy tone, reply sarcastically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • answer back — Synonyms and related words: acknowledge, answer, come back, come back at, echo, flash back, give acknowledgment, give answer, lip, provoke, react, reecho, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, reverberate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • answer back — PHRASAL VERB If someone, especially a child, answers back, they speak rudely to you when you speak to them. [V P] She was beaten by teachers for answering back... [V n P] I always answered him back when I thought he was wrong …   English dictionary

  • answer back — respond impudently. → answer …   English new terms dictionary

  • answer back — See: TALK BACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

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