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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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