get even

Definitions of get even
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v take revenge or even out a score

“I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even
Synonyms:
get back
Types:
fix, get, pay back, pay off
take vengeance on or get even
Type of:
avenge, retaliate, revenge
take revenge for a perceived wrong

v compensate; make the score equal

Synonyms:
equalise, equalize
Type of:
hit, rack up, score, tally
gain points in a game

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