Meaning of “settle a score” in the English Dictionary

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"settle a score" in British English

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settle a score

also settle old scores

to punish someone for something wrong that they did to you in the past and that you cannot forgive:

Police believe the killer was a gang member settling a score with a rival gang.
He is using his wealth and power to settle old scores.

(Definition of “settle a score” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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