settle an account Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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settle an account

to ​harm someone because they have ​harmed you in the past: Police ​think that the ​killings may be a ​result of ​accounts being ​settled between ​localgangs.
(Definition of settle an account from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “settle an account”
in Chinese (Simplified) 清算旧账,报复…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清算舊帳,報復…