answer back to (one)

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answer back to (one)

To answer or respond to one in a rude or impudent manner. Don't answer back to me like that, young lady. Your students don't respect you, that's why they always answer back to you when you try to discipline them. Did you really just answer back to me? All right, then, you're grounded for two weeks!
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