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get even

Definition of get even

  1. :  to do something bad or unpleasant to someone who has treated one badly or unfairly <He vowed that he would get even (with them) for the way he'd been treated.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

evenplay
  1. :  evening

  1. :  having a horizontal surface :  flat

    :  being without break, indentation, or irregularity :  smooth

    :  being in the same plane or line

  1. :  exactly, precisely

    :  to a degree that extends :  fully, quite

    :  at the very time

  1. :  to make even

    :  to become even


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