answer (someone) back

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Definition of answer (someone) back

: to reply rudely to (someone) He became angry when she answered him back.

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“Answer (someone) back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/answer%20%28someone%29%20back. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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