ˈanswer for sth


ˈanswer for sth
phrasal verb
to be responsible for explaining something that you have done
You have to answer for any problems that happen during the show.[/ex]

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  • answer for somebody — ˈanswer for sb derived (usually in negative sentences) to say that sb else will do sth or have a particular opinion • I agree, but I can t answer for my colleagues. Main entry: ↑answerderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer — 1 noun 1 REPLY (C, U) something you say when you reply to a question that someone has asked you: I asked Janine what she thought, but I m still waiting for her answer. | give (sb) an answer: You don t have to give them an answer straight away. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • answer*/*/*/ — [ˈɑːnsə] noun [C] I 1) a spoken or written reply to something such as a question, a letter, or a telephone call I wrote to her in May but I never got an answer.[/ex] I ll give you a definite answer tomorrow.[/ex] The answer to your question is… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • answer to somebody (for something) — ˈanswer to sb (for sth) derived to have to explain your actions or decisions to sb • All sales clerks answer to the store manager. Main entry: ↑answerderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer — an|swer1 W1S1 [ˈa:nsə US ˈænsər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reply)¦ 2¦(test/competition etc)¦ 3¦(invitation/letter etc)¦ 4¦(problem)¦ 5¦(on the phone)¦ 6¦(at the door)¦ 7 have/know all the answers 8 somebody s answer to something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • answer — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sth that you say/write/do as a reply ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, one word, quick, short ▪ The short answer to your question is that he has acted completely illegally. ▪ blunt …   Collocations dictionary

  • push for something — ˈpush for sth | ˈpush sb for sth derived to repeatedly ask for sth or try to make sth happen because you think it is very important • The pressure group is pushing for a ban on GM foods. • I m going to have to push you for an answer. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • push somebody for something — ˈpush for sth | ˈpush sb for sth derived to repeatedly ask for sth or try to make sth happen because you think it is very important • The pressure group is pushing for a ban on GM foods. • I m going to have to push you for an answer. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not take no for an answer — To continue (with something) in spite of refusals • • • Main Entry: ↑no * * * persist in spite of refusals * * * not take no for an answer idiom to refuse to accept that sb does not want sth, will not do sth, etc • You re coming and I won t take… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargain for something — ˈbargain for/on sth derived (usually in negative sentences) to expect sth to happen and be prepared for it • We hadn t bargained for this sudden change in the weather. • When he agreed to answer a few questions, he got more than he bargained for… …   Useful english dictionary