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answer back

  

      vb   adv   to reply rudely to (a person, esp. someone in authority) when one is expected to remain silent  
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answer  
      n  
1    a reply, either spoken or written, as to a question, request, letter, or article  
2    a reaction or response in the form of an action  
drunkenness was his answer to disappointment     
3    a solution, esp. of a mathematical problem  
4      (Law)  
a    a party's written reply to his opponent's interrogatories  
b    (in divorce law) the respondent's written reply to the petition  
5    a musical phrase that follows the subject of a fugue, reproducing it a fifth higher or a fourth lower  
      vb  
6    when tr, may take a clause as object   to reply or respond (to) by word or act  
to answer a question, he answered, to answer the door, he answered that he would come     
7    tr   to reply correctly to; solve or attempt to solve  
I could answer only three questions     
8    intr; usually foll by: to   to respond or react (to a stimulus, command, etc.)  
the steering answers to the slightest touch     
9    tr   to pay off (a debt, obligation, etc.); discharge  
10    when intr, often foll by: for   to meet the requirements (of); be satisfactory (for); serve the purpose (of)  
this will answer his needs, this will answer for a chisel     
11    when intr, foll by: to   to match or correspond (esp. in the phrase answer (or answer to) the description)  
12    tr   to give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)  
     (Old English andswaru an answer; related to Old Frisian ondser, Old Norse andsvar; see swear)  


answer back  
      vb   adv   to reply rudely to (a person, esp. someone in authority) when one is expected to remain silent  
answer for  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to be liable or responsible for (a person's actions, behaviour, etc.)  
2    to vouch for or speak on behalf of (a person)  
3    to suffer or atone for (one's wrongdoing)  

Diccionario de inglés definición  

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answer back

  
  
argue, be cheeky, be impertinent, cheek     (informal)   contradict, disagree, dispute, rebut, retort, talk back  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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answer  
      n  
1    acknowledgment, comeback, counterattack, defence, explanation, plea, reaction, refutation, rejoinder, reply, report, resolution, response, retort, return, riposte, solution, vindication  
      vb  
2    acknowledge, explain, react, refute, rejoin, reply, resolve, respond, retort, return, solve  
3    conform, correlate, correspond, do, fill, fit, fulfil, measure up, meet, pass, qualify, satisfy, serve, suffice, suit, work  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   inquiry, interrogation, query, question  
      vb  
2    ask, inquire, interrogate, query, question  


answer back     
argue, be cheeky, be impertinent, cheek     (informal)   contradict, disagree, dispute, rebut, retort, talk back  
answer for  
1    be accountable for, be answerable for, be chargeable for, be liable for, be responsible for, be to blame for, take the rap for     (slang)  
2    atone for, make amends for, pay for, suffer for  
answer to  
1    be accountable to, be answerable to, be responsible to, be ruled by, obey  
2    agree, confirm, correspond, fit, match, meet  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Definiciones
exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
exp.
(colloquially) tattoo on the lower back
v.
to speak or utter again ; (poetic) to answer, to echo
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
n.
Peeling the onion means going back in stages find out how a problem actually started.
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