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noun [uncountable] revenge pronunciation in American English /rɪˈvendʒ/
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  1. 1
    something that you do to hurt or punish someone because they have hurt you or someone else

    Revenge has been given as a possible motive for the attack.

    revenge for:

    I wanted revenge for the trouble she had caused.

    in revenge (for something):

    He killed the man in revenge for the murder of his sister.

    take revenge on/against someone:

    The villagers seemed certain to take revenge on the enemy.

    have your revenge (on someone):

    He was determined to have his revenge on her one day.

    1. a.
      relating to or done in revenge

      a revenge attack/killing

  2. 2
    the defeat of an opponent or team that previously defeated you in a sports event

    The Americans are seeking revenge for their defeat at last year’s championships.

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