Definition of retort verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

retort

 verb
verb
NAmE//rɪˈtɔrt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retort
 
he / she / it retorts
 
past simple retorted
 
-ing form retorting
 
 
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to reply quickly to a comment, in an angry, offended, or humorous way + speech “Don't be ridiculous!” Pat retorted angrily. retort that… Sam retorted that it was my fault as much as his.
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