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English verb: pay back

1. pay back (possession) act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions


Synonymsrepay, reward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. pay back (competition) take vengeance on or get even


SamplesWe'll get them!.
That'll fix him good!.
This time I got him.


Synonymsfix, get, pay off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)get back, get even


Verb grouppay









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