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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.
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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.
Translations of “revenge”
in Korean 복수…
in Arabic اِنْتِقام…
in French vengeance, pour se venger de…
in Turkish öç, intikam, kan davası…
in Italian vendetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 報復, 報仇…
in Russian месть…
in Polish zemsta…
in Spanish venganza…
in Portuguese vingança, desforra…
in German die Rache, die Rachsucht…
in Catalan venjança…
in Japanese 復讐, 仕返し, 報復…
in Chinese (Simplified) 报复, 报仇…
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