answer the description of

to look like the person or thing described

Police arrested a man answering her description of the attacker.


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  • answer the description of — phrase to look like the person or thing described Police arrested a man answering her description of the attacker. Thesaurus: to look the same as, or similar to, someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: answer * * * correspond to a description,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer the description — fit a description, match the details of a description …   English contemporary dictionary

  • answer a description (of somebody) — answer/fit a description (of sb/sth) idiom to be like a particular person or thing • A child answering the description of the missing boy was found safe and well in London yesterday. Main entry: ↑descriptionidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • answer a description (of something) — answer/fit a description (of sb/sth) idiom to be like a particular person or thing • A child answering the description of the missing boy was found safe and well in London yesterday. Main entry: ↑descriptionidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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