revenge

revenge
re|venge1 [rıˈvendʒ] n [U]
1.) something you do in order to punish someone who has harmed or offended you
get/have/take (your) revenge (on sb)
He took revenge on his employers by setting fire to the factory.
revenge for
She is seeking revenge for the murder of her husband.
in revenge for sth
a bomb attack in revenge for the imprisonment of the terrorists
The murder was an act of revenge for the earlier killings.
revenge attacks on British troops
2.) the defeat of someone who has previously defeated you in a sport
revenge for
The Australians took revenge for their defeat here last time.
a revenge match
>revengeful adj
revenge 2
revenge2 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: revengier, from avengier; AVENGE]
formal to punish someone who has done something to harm you or someone else
revenge yourself on sb
The terrorist group is still looking to revenge itself on its attackers.
The poor murdered girl must be revenged.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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