Meaning: If someone is beating or attacking you and you hit back, you fight to defend yourself.Synonym: fight back, retaliate
- hit back Roger was losing early in the match, but he hit back in the second set and ended up winning.
- hit back After being harshly criticised by the music press, James hit back by calling his critics frustrated musicians.
Liverpool were losing by three goals to nil, but in the second half they hit back and
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Contributor: Matt Errey