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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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