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To reply impertinently; to talk back.

I'll thank you not to answer back like that! Where are your manners?

Additional definitions for 'answer back':

answer backTo reply to a question at a later time.
answer backTo issue echo characters, protocol responses, reflexive connection requests, etc.
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