answer to

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w>answer to

vi +prep obj
(= be accountable to) to answer to somebody for somethingjdm für etw or wegen einer Sache (gen)Rechenschaft schuldig sein; if anything goes wrong you’ll have me to answer towenn etwas nicht klappt, dann stehen Sie mir dafür ein or gerade or dann müssen Sie sich vor mir dafür verantworten
to answer to a descriptioneiner Beschreibung entsprechen
to answer to the name of …auf den Namenhören
to answer to the wheel/helm/controlsauf das Steuer/das Ruder/die Steuerung ansprechen
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