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verb [transitive] retort pronunciation in British English /rɪˈtɔː(r)t/
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present tense
present participleretorting
past tenseretorted
past participleretorted
  1. to reply immediately in an angry or humorous way to something that someone has said

    Mind your own business!’ she retorted.


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