answer back

answer back
phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "answer back":
present tense I/you/we/they answer back he/she/it answers back present participle answering back past tense answered back past participle answered back
answer someone back to reply rudely to someone who has more authority than you

Don't you dare answer me back!

I don't like children who answer back.

English dictionary. 2014.

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