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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 local gangs.
(Definition of settle an account from the Cambridge Advanced Learners 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…
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