talk back

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to reply rudely)
a. contestar
If you know what's good for you, you'll stop talking back like that!Si sabes lo que te conviene, mejor dejate de contestar así.
b. replicar
Jennifer got in trouble for talking back to the teacher.Jennifer se metió en problemas por replicarle a la maestra.
c. responder
Don't talk back to your mother!¡No le respondas a tu madre!
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talk back
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. responder, replicar
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talk back
(gen) replicar
this is where voters get the chance to talk back ahora es cuando los votantes tienen la oportunidad de replicar
I talked back and asked questions (rudely) how dare you talk back to me? ¿cómo te atreves a replicarme or llevarme la contraria?; he's very good - he never talks back es muy bueno - no es nada respondón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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