Phrasal Verbs

hit back

This page is about the phrasal verb hit back


If someone is beating or attacking you and you hit back, you fight to defend yourself.


fight back, retaliate

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

Liverpool were losing by three goals to nil, but in the second half they hit back and

a. lost the game

b. won the game

c. improved the game

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