not take no for an answer

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not take no for an answer

:to insist on something
  • I told him that I couldn't come to the party, but he wouldn't take no for an answer.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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


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