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.
See also: argue, back

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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Because of the need for an efficient cause, one argues back to God as creator: "God as creator is prerequisite for God as a teleological goal" (p.
Madonna says she "sometimes" argues back with Ritchie but adds: "I have to pick and choose my battles.
Virgil argues back, a little defensive, a little nervous.