answer

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɑːnsər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈænsɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ansər, än-)


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answer

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [correct, right, incorrect, wrong] answer
  2. [different, perfect, unexpected] answers
  3. (don't) know the answer
  4. don't have an answer [for you, yet]
  5. has the answer to everything
  6. thinks she always has the answer
  7. am waiting for your answer
  8. [need, want, give me] your answer by (tomorrow)
  9. was (not) a helpful answer
  10. was not the answer I was [expecting, waiting for]
  11. was not the answer I wanted to hear
  12. was hoping for a better answer
  13. so, what is your answer?
  14. that's the closest answer [yet, so far]
  15. there's no answer to that [shot, comment]!
  16. the [presenter, guest, senator] had no answer to (the comment)
  17. your answer was [close, almost right]
  18. sometimes the [simplest, most obvious] answer is the [best, right, correct] one
  19. the answer to the question, "[What, Who, How]…?"
  20. in answer to your [previous, earlier] question
  21. an answer to the nearest [thousand, hundred]
  22. questions and answers
  23. [Japan's, the Japanese] answer to [blueberry pie]
v
  1. answer [me, the question]!
  2. answer questions (about)
  3. the [doctor, lawyer, consultant] answered his questions
  4. [tried, failed, unable] to answer their questions
  5. [try, attempt] to answer [all the questions, to the best of your knowledge]
  6. answer yes or no
  7. answer [quickly, confidently, simply, honestly]
  8. answer in your own words
  9. answer (it) [correctly, incorrectly]
  10. (I'm afraid) I can't answer that
  11. ["yes,"] he answered
  12. answered with another question
  13. answering [for him, on his behalf]
  14. answer [a call, the telephone, the phone]
  15. nobody's answering
  16. answer [her text, an email, your letter]
  17. answer their [attempt, attack, provocation] with
  18. my prayers were answered (when)
  19. answers to the name of
  20. answers to [nobody, the boss, the director]
  21. UK: don't answer back!
  22. UK: [he, her son, the child] is always answering back
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