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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyeven up
he/she/itevens up
present participleevening up
past tenseevened up
past participleevened up
  1. to make something fairer or more equal

    A second player was sent off, from the other team this time, which did even things up a bit.

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