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  • 21 Something to Answer For — Infobox Book | name = Something to Answer For title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = P. H. Newby illustrator = cover artist = country = language = English series = subject = genre = publisher = Faber Faber release… …

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  • 22 You've Got a Lot to Answer For — is a song by Welsh rock band, Catatonia. Taken from debut album, Way Beyond Blue, it became the band s first Top 40 hit, peaking at No.35, largely in part due to a campaign started by Radio 1 DJs Marc Lard.B side Do You Believe In Me became a… …

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  • 23 have a lot to answer for — to be the main cause of a problem or an unpleasant situation. People who sell drugs to kids have a lot to answer for …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 24 collateral promise to answer for the debt of another — An undertaking which renders the promisor a guarantor or surety upon a debt owing by a third person who is primarily liable; a promise to pay the debt of another person made under such circumstances that, as between the debtor and the promisor,… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 25 promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another — An undertaking by a person not before liable, for the purpose of securing or performing the same duty for which the original debtor continues to be liable. Dillaby v Wilcox, 60 Conn 71, 22 A 491 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 26 Answer — An swer, v. i. 1. To speak or write by way of return (originally, to a charge), or in reply; to make response. [1913 Webster] There was no voice, nor any that answered. 1 Kings xviii. 26. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a satisfactory response or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 27 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

  • 28 answer — an|swer1 [ ænsər ] verb *** ▸ 1 reply to question, etc. ▸ 2 in a test/competition ▸ 3 explain your behavior ▸ 4 provide what is needed ▸ 5 do something as a reaction ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give a spoken reply to a question …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 29 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

  • 30 answer — [[t]ɑ͟ːnsə(r), æ̱n [/t]] ♦ answers, answering, answered 1) VERB When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them. [V n] I knew Ben was lying when he answered me... [V n] Just answer the question... He paused… …

    English dictionary

  • 31 answer */*/*/ — I UK [ˈɑːnsə(r)] / US [ˈænsər] noun Word forms answer : singular answer plural answers 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a spoken reply to a question It was a tough question, but Ginny had her answer ready. answer to: The answer to your question is… …

    English dictionary

  • 32 answer — /ˈænsə / (say ansuh), /ˈan / (say ahn ) noun 1. a spoken or written reply to a question, request, letter, etc. 2. a reply or response in act: the answer was a volley of fire. 3. a reply to a charge or an accusation. 4. Law a pleading of facts by… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 33 answer — answerer, n. answerless, adj. /an seuhr, ahn /, n. 1. a spoken or written reply or response to a question, request, letter, etc.: He sent an answer to my letter promptly. 2. a correct response to a question asked to test one s knowledge. 3. an… …

    Universalium

  • 34 answer — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English andswaru (akin to Old Norse andsvar answer); akin to Old English and against, swerian to swear more at ante Date: before 12th century 1. a. something spoken or written in reply to a question b.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 35 answer — an•swer [[t]ˈæn sər, ˈɑn [/t]] n. 1) a spoken or written reply or response to a question, request, letter, etc 2) a correct response to a question 3) an equivalent or approximation; counterpart: the French answer to the Beatles[/ex] 4) an action… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 36 answer — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Benedicite, ESP, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Nunc Dimittis, Parthian shot, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, accomplishment, accord, acknowledge, acknowledgment,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 37 answer — noun 1》 something said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation. 2》 the solution to a problem. 3》 (answer to) a person or thing regarded as the equivalent to a better known one from another place: she s Britain s… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 38 answer — 1. noun 1) her answer was unequivocal Syn: reply, response, rejoinder, reaction; retort, riposte; informal comeback Ant: question 2) a new filter is the answer Syn: solution …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 39 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

  • 40 answer — n 1. acknowledgment, confirmation, reply; response, rejoinder, return, replication, respond ence; retort, repartee, riposte, Sl. comeback, retaliation, back talk, Inf. sass. 2. counterblast, countercharge, recrimination, counterstatement,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder