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answer the door

To open a door after someone has knocked on it or pressed a doorbell. Can you answer the door? I'm a little busy right now. I did knock, but no one answered the door.
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answer the door

Fig. [after hearing the doorbell or a knock] to go to the door to see who is there. Would you please answer the door. I am busy. I wish someone would answer the door. I can't stand to hear the knocking.
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persons of good repute in the neighbourhood), that their first and second floor apartments had been engaged, on the previous day, for a week certain, by a most respectable-looking gentleman--the same who has been already described as answering the door to Mr.
Bardell and her two friends were getting on very well, also, in a little quiet conversation about and concerning all their particular friends and acquaintance; when Master Bardell came back from answering the door, and delivered the message intrusted to him by Mr.
15am before answering the door to Neil Brinley Jones, who told him: "I have been battered.
He added: "A genuine tradesman will typically co-operate and not have a problem filling out the card, and the older person will have peace of mind answering the door.
A person answering the door told him to go to the back door.
The late-night assault left its victim constantly on-edge, afraid when going out or answering the door, his life "turned upside down".
Monsignor Luigi Padovese, 63, was attacked after answering the door at his official residence in Iskenderun, Turkey.
The charity's manager Rob Dickie said: "While we have worked tirelessly over the years to make sure the elderly have door chains and spy holes fitted, it would seem that many still require such simple aids to their safety when answering the door.
Police have told residents to always ensure that all other doors and windows in the house are locked when answering the door to an unexpected caller, and to ask to see the caller's identification.
The 86-year-old victim, who spent the Second World War fighting in the Royal Marines, was sent flying after answering the door of his home in Stratford Road, Hockley heath.
We are warning everyone, particularly the elderly, to be on their guard this weekend when answering the door,' he said.
Denzel Washington (whom I've always had a crush on) answering the door in his tighty whiteys.
The women were tied to a bed with tape and raped on Friday February 27 after answering the door of their house.
The women were tied to a bed with tape and raped after answering the door at a house in Saffron Walden, Essex, late on Friday.
Police believe this is the first time the man has struck but they are extremely anxious about the violent nature of the assault and are warning residents to be careful when answering the door to strangers if they are not expecting a visitor.