fire back at - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
  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.

See also main entry: fire