argue back

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argue back

To respond angrily or rudely at an inappropriate or unwelcome time. Don't argue back to me, young lady. Your students don't respect you, that's why they always argue back when you try to discipline them.
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argue back

to argue with or oppose someone; to answer back (to someone); to talk back (to someone). (Usually said of persons who are supposed to listen and obey without comment.) Please don't argue back all the time. I wish you children did not argue back so much.
See also: argue, back
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I argued back that it was very much a part of proper behavior at the table and goes without saying.
Further reports also suggested that the state judge Marcel Montalvao had earlier ordered WhatsApp to turn over chat records which were related to a narcotic investigation but WhatsApp argued back that it cannot access the chats in an unencrypted form and thus cannot provide the required records before the court.
We argued back in mid-February that the upcoming meeting signalled a turning point for the oil market and reiterated our $47/bbl Brent target by midyear (see Frozen oil).
For three days, QCs argued back and forth about obscure Strasbourg case law and article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Beijing argued back that the USS Lassen mission was a threat to Chinese sovereignty.
While hundreds of Kinda's Christian fans argued back and forth with the cyber trolls, many of her Muslim fans stood by her side and condemned her haters' actions.
I didn't know how many games I would be suspended for and normally I would have argued back because I didn't deserve the red card but I knew if I did I would have got myself in further trouble so I accepted it and just sat in the changing room.
The girl had argued back against the men's directive to stop using the phone, her family told police.
The Greece case had been argued back in November, after all, and as I said, I just had that "feeling" that something was afoot.
Red Bull, in its appeal, reportedly argued back that the race officials should not have stripped Ricciardo of his second-place finish, and the 18 points that go with it, for breaching Formula One's new rules regarding fuel usage.
But it's such an economic powerhouse, I argued back during these interviews.
Those testifying also argued back and forth over gun violence statistics and presented oft- repeated dueling narratives of how to prevent mass shootings.
Environmentally aware citizens have argued back in saying the petitioners were misled by their mayor, or are financially controlled by main Pirin ski operator, Yulen.
Apple argued that it had bought the rights to the iPad name from Proview's affiliate in Taiwan after which the Proview in China argued back stating its Taiwanese affiliate had no right to sell the trademark rights for China.
The Commissioner for Education, Androulla Vassiliou, argued back on two fronts.