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hit back (third-person singular simple present hits back, present participle hitting back, simple past and past participle hit back)

  1. To retaliate
    • 2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, in BBC[1]:
      The Baggies almost hit back instantly when Graham Dorrans broke from midfield and pulled the trigger from 15 yards but Paul Robinson did superbly to tip the Scot's drive around the post.