seek revenge for

idiom

: to plan to hurt the person who is responsible for an injury to oneself, a loved one, etc.
often + for
He is seeking revenge for his father's murder.

Examples of seek revenge for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But most continue to fight for Assad -- largely out of fear that the Sunni community will seek revenge for past and This article is part of our premium archives. Leon Goldsmith, Foreign Affairs, 16 Apr. 2012 The group finds themselves being stalked by an unseen figure using the account of a classmate who committed suicide the year prior to seek revenge for her death. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 21 Aug. 2023 Or seek revenge for a public rebuke by simply striking him out with an assortment of nasty pitches? Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 The pages center on Juicy's first encounter with the ghost of his father, Pap, and his father's inducement to seek revenge for his murder. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 11 Apr. 2023 Her intent was to seek revenge for the death of her son, in addition to frame Mickey as the sole murderer. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2023 When the official investigation stops cold, the two fathers come together to seek revenge for their sons. Carole E. Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2021 Rumor has it that Mary had arranged this in order to seek revenge for the death of Rizzio. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 30 Oct. 2020 The two hoped to seek revenge for Stowers' cheating scandal with Jax Taylor. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, 17 Sep. 2020

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“Seek revenge for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seek%20revenge%20for. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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