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Get even

DEFINITION

Avenge. Suggests that a situation is not even, someone has gained the upper  hand and you will attempt to balance the outcome.  (Compare to Get back at.)

“He pushed me into the swimming pool with all my clothes on, so I’m going to get even with him by putting sugar in his gas tank.”

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