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answer for

Meaning: to be held responsible for something

For example:

  • answer for sth The prime minister said he'll answer for any future problems that arise from his government's policies.

  • answer for sth Do you really think the company will be made to answer for the problems that their pollution causes among the local people?

Quick Quiz:

In many countries, parents are expected to answer for their children's
  1. difficult questions
  2. bad behaviour
  3. exam results

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