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English verb: get even

1. get even (competition) compensate; make the score equal

Synonymsequalise, equalize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally

2. get even (competition) take revenge or even out a score

SamplesI cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even.

Synonymsget back

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

Broader (hypernym)avenge, retaliate, revenge

Narrower (hyponym)fix, get, pay back, pay off

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