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  1. retort

    • IPA[rɪˈtɔːt]

    英式

    • v.
      say something in answer to a remark, typically in a sharp, angry, or witty manner;repay (an insult or injury)
    • n.
      a sharp, angry, or witty reply
    • verb: retort, 3rd person present: retorts, gerund or present participle: retorting, past tense: retorted, past participle: retorted

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. say something in answer to a remark, typically in a sharp, angry, or witty manner ‘No need to be rude,’ retorted Isabel he retorted that this was nonsense
    • 2. archaic repay (an insult or injury) it was now his time to retort the humiliation
    • turn (an insult or accusation) back on the person who has issued it he was resolute to retort the charge of treason on his foes
    • use (an opponent's argument) against them the answer they make to us may very easily be retorted

    名詞

    • 1. a sharp, angry, or witty reply she opened her mouth to make a suitably cutting retort
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    • IPA[rəˈtôrt]

    美式

    • v.
      say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily ... “No need to be rude,” retorted Isabel he retorted that this was nonsense
    • n.
      a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive reply to a remark: she opened her mouth to make a suitably cutting retort

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[rɪˈtɔːt]

    英式

    • n.
      a container or furnace for carrying out a chemical process on a large or industrial scale: gas was made by baking coal in airtight retorts
    • v.
      heat in a retort in order to separate or purify: the raw shale is retorted at four crude oil works

    Oxford Dictionary

    • IPA[rəˈtôrt]

    美式

    • n.
      a container or furnace for carrying out a chemical process on a large or industrial scale: gas was made by baking coal in airtight retorts
    • v.
      heat in a retort in order to separate or purify: the raw shale is retorted at four crude oil works

    Oxford American Dictionary