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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.
"We would always urge people to be extra vigilant when answering the door to unexpected callers - for example by having a chain on the door and using it."
"Please also make sure you remind family members to be aware when answering the door to unknown people."
"I don't feel confident answering the door. I wonder why.
Raymond Smith, of Llangwnadl, Penllyn, said in a statement he heard a knock on his bedroom window at about 1.15am 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."
PEOPLE are being urged to be vigilant when answering the door to cold callers after a suspicious incident in Guisborough.
A person answering the door told him to go to the back door.
A WOMAN was threatened by two teenagers carrying weapons, including a knife, after answering the door of her Bedworth home.
Monsignor Luigi Padovese, 63, was attacked after answering the door at his official residence in Iskenderun, Turkey.
The teenager was threatened with a knife after answering the door to a halfnaked man with the words Valley Boy tat-tooeon the left side of his chest.
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.