Examples of payback in a Sentence
They beat our team last year, so we've got to beat them this year as payback.
we are hoping to get payback for the humiliating defeat we suffered at the hands of our rivals during our last matchup
Recent Examples of payback from the Web
For halibut and sablefish, a payback at 2.2 percent yielded $4.7 million for coverage costs.
Some experts have suggested that the decision to allow unlimited numbers of glider kits to be sold, which will cost thousands of American lives, is just political payback.
Friday, December 30: Russian President Vladimir Putin announces that his government will not impose its own sanctions as payback against the United States.
The Nittany Lions rolled up 303 on them in the first half alone, en route to a 42–13 blowout, fitting payback for last year’s 49–10 drubbing in Ann Arbor.
But clean energy groups see Perry’s move as payback to the ailing coal industry for its support of President Trump during last year’s election.
Critics said that targeting Philadelphia smelled like payback.
Tonight, the Cougars will be looking for a little payback and the Hawks will be looking for a win to get back on track.
The acquittal outraged many white Americans, while many African-Americans saw the verdict as a kind of payback for decades of racial discrimination by judges, juries and law enforcement officials.
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First Known Use of payback
Synonymsrevenge, reprisal, requital, retaliation, retribution, vengeance
Related Wordscounter, counterattack, counteroffensive; castigation, chastisement, correction; desert (s), discipline, nemesis, penalty, punishment, wrath; amends, compensation, indemnification, indemnity, quittance, recompense, recoupment, redress, remuneration, reparation (s), restitution
Near Antonymsclemency, grace, leniency, lenity, mercy; forgiveness, pardon, remission
PAYBACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of payback for English Language Learners
: punishment for something that was done in the past
: an amount of money that you receive after investing in something and that is equal to or greater than the amount of money that you originally invested
: the amount of time that passes before invested money is returned or before money that is owed is paid
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