take (one's) revenge

Definition of take (one's) revenge

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

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

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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

  2. : to inflict injury in return for

  1. : a desire for vengeance or retribution

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

  3. : an opportunity for getting satisfaction


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