samedi 4 mai 2013

PV - Answer (sb) back


Answer (sb) back

*To reply in a rude way to someone that you are supposed to obey: Don’t answer me back young man!

*To speak rudely to somebody in authority, especially when they are criticizing you or telling you to do something: Don’t answer back! # Stop answering your mother back!

*If someone, especially a child, answers you back or answers back, they speak rudely to you when you have spoken to them: What do you do with a child who answers back? # He answered back vehemently. # at first I couldn’t resist the temptation to answers teacher back.

*To speak rudely when answering someone in authority: Don’t you dare answer me back, young lady!

*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.

answer noun, verb




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                Intro Phrasal Verbs
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