Phrasal Verb 'Answer'

We have 3 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Answer'.

Answer back

Meaning: To reply rudely to someone in authority

Example: Her mother was shocked when she started ANSWERING her BACK and refusing to help.

Answer for

Meaning: Be held responsible for a problem

Example: The government should be made to ANSWER FOR their failure to sort out the problem.

Answer for

Meaning: Speak on behalf of someone or from knowing them

Example: I can ANSWER FOR my partner because I know her position on this issue.