hit back - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyhit back
he/she/ithits back
present participlehitting back
past tensehit back
past participlehit back
  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.

See also main entry: hit