answer up

Pronunciations

answer up (AN-ser up) listen

Definitions

  • v. Counter, retort.

Example Sentences

  • "You never really answered up the Rambam according to your view - you just say that he holds of hashgaha kelalit." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English

Etymology

  • אָפּענטפֿערן ópentfern 'to retort' (verbal stem is ענטפֿער אָפּ entfer op)

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

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