strike back

phrasal verb
struck back; struck back also stricken back; striking back; strikes back

Definition of strike back

: to try to hurt someone who has hurt one or treated one badly When he called her lazy, she immediately struck back by calling him fat. often + at He angrily struck back at his critics.

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“Strike back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20back. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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