answer (someone) back

Definition of answer (someone) back

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

Word by Word Definitions

answer play
  1. : something spoken or written in reply to a question

  2. : a correct response

  3. : a reply to a legal charge or suit : plea

  1. : to speak or write in reply

  2. : to be or make oneself responsible or accountable

  3. : to make amends : atone

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

back play
  1. : the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

  2. : the body considered as the wearer of clothes

  3. : capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. : to, toward, or at the rear

  2. : in or into the past : backward in time

  3. : to or at an angle off the vertical

  1. : being at or in the back

  2. : distant from a central or main area

  3. : articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth

  1. : to support by material or moral assistance

  2. : substantiate

  3. : to assume financial responsibility for


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