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answer the door

This page is about the collocation answer the door

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to go to the door and open it after someone knocks or rings the doorbell

For example

  • As soon as she heard him knock, Alison jumped up and answered the door.

  • I rang the bell over and over again, but no-one answered the door.

Quick Quiz

I didn't answer the door because

a. I didn't hear the question

b. I wanted to be alone

c. nobody was home

Contributor: Matt Errey