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revengenoun [U]

uk   us   /rɪˈvendʒ/
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 forleaving her by ​smashing up his ​car. He is ​believed to have been ​shot by a ​rivalgang in revenge for the shootings last ​week.

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revengeverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈvendʒ/
(Definition of revenge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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revengenoun [U]

 us   /rɪˈvendʒ/
harm that you do to someone as a ​punishment for ​harm that the ​person has done to you: He had been ​seeking a ​chance for revenge against those who had ​helpedoust him from his ​leadershipposition in ​Congress.
(Definition of revenge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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