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Definition 1: take revenge or even out a score - [verb of competition]

Samples where get back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even

Synonyms for get back in the sense of this definition

(get back is a kind of ...) take revenge for a perceived wrong

"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

(... is a kind of get back ) take vengeance on or get even

"We'll get them!" "That'll fix him good!" "This time I got him"

Definition 2: recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost - [verb of competition]

Samples where get back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company
  • He got back his son from the kidnappers

Synonyms for get back in the sense of this definition

(get back is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 3: get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury - [verb of competition]

Samples where get back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I finally settled with my old enemy

Synonyms for get back in the sense of this definition

(get back is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

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