answer back

phrasal verb
answered back; answering back; answers back

Definition of answer back

somewhat informal
: to reply to someone especially in a rude way impolite children who answer back when their teacher corrects them

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“Answer back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/answer%20back. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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