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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfire back at
he/she/itfires back at
present participlefiring back at
past tensefired back at
past participlefired back at

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  1. fire back at someone to answer a question or remark quickly and in an angry way

    The government has fired back at those who oppose their action.

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