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English definition of “revenge”

revenge

noun [U] uk   /rɪˈvendʒ/ us  
B2 harm done to someone as a punishment for harm that they have done to someone else: She took/got/exacted (her) revenge on him for leaving her by smashing up his car. He is believed to have been shot by a rival gang in revenge for the shootings last week.

revenge

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈvendʒ/ us  
to harm someone as a punishment for harm that they have done to you: to revenge a death/defeat/injustice The red team revenged themselves on the blue team by winning the semifinal.
(Definition of revenge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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