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get sb back

( also get back at sb) informal
verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
to do something unpleasant to someone because they have done something unpleasant to you: I'll get you back for this, just you wait! I think he's trying to get back at her for those remarks she made in the meeting.
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