Answer back – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

If someone answers back (or answers someone back), they reply rudely to someone they should be polite and respectful to.

Examples of use:

1. Don’t answer your mother back!

2. (Mother to a child) Don’t answer me back when I’m talking to you!

3. The children are always polite and never answer their teacher back.

4. You must do as you are told, and not answer back.

answer back
present simple
answer back and answers back
-ing form
answering back
past simple
answered back
past participle
answered back

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