take (one's) revenge

Definition of take (one's) revenge

  1. :  to hurt someone in return for being hurt by that person He swore to take (his) revenge on his enemies.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  to avenge (oneself or another) usually by retaliating in kind or degree

    :  to inflict injury in return for

  1. :  a desire for vengeance or retribution

    :  an act or instance of retaliating in order to get even

    :  an opportunity for getting satisfaction

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