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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytalk back
he/she/ittalks back
present participletalking back
past tensetalked back
past participletalked back
  1. to reply quickly and often rudely to something that someone says. This expression is used especially to describe children being rude to their parents
    talk back to:

    Melanie, don’t talk back to your mother!

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high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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