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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhit back
he/she/ithits back
present participlehitting back
past tensehit back
past participlehit back
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  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive]hit someone back to deliberately hit someone because they have hit you

    Dan hit me, so I hit him back.

  2. 3
    [intransitive] mainly journalism to start to play well against an opponent who was winning

    Redhill hit back with two more goals.

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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