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payback

noun

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the act or an instance of responding to an injury with an injury
  • we are hoping to get payback for the humiliating defeat we suffered at the hands of our rivals during our last matchup

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pay back

phrase

Synonyms of pay back (Entry 2 of 2)

to make a return payment to
  • I already paid back what I owed you for groceries.

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The first known use of payback was in 1718

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“Payback.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/payback. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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